hundred eighteen (218) injuries were reported on 738 farms.
accident was reported for every 3.4 farms, or there were
29.5 accidents per 100 farms in the study.
to all Arkansas farm residents would project to almost 15,
000 during the survey period.
majority (64.2 percent) of all injuries reported were considered
severe, 34.9 percent were classified as slight, and .9 percent
70 percent of all injuries reported were from work-related
accidents with 30 percent being nonwork injuries.
families were involved in 79.1 percent of all accidents,
employees in 19.2 percent, and visitors in 1.5 percent.
suffered 80 percent of the total injuries reported.
majority of the victims (63.8 percent) were between the
ages of 25 and 64. The 15-24 age group accounted for 16.9
percent of the injuries.
and farm machinery were involved in 37.7 percent of all
treatment or handling was the cause of another 22.3 percent
of the injuries reported.
accidents reported occurred on all types and sizes of farms.
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of Arkansas; 1986. 11.
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Farm Related Injuries: Bibliography With Abstracts, U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service,
Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational
Safety and Health.
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