By now you farmers probably know that farming is one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. But did you know that if you were injured in a farm accident, your family could also be seriously affected?
In New York, 67 percent of the families who operated the farms where fatal farm accidents occurred in the mid- to late- 1980's no longer operate their farms and 44 percent no longer even live there. The accidental deaths due to farming accidents deprived the surviving families not only of their loved ones, but their farms and homes as well.
Like those families, a farm accident could force your family to loose, move or be forced to sell your farm. Remember that the next time you take a risk you know you shouldn't. Please be careful and farm safely... your health, and your family depend on it. Please join us at the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine & Health in making safety a priority year round.
Ivory, Administrative Director, NYCAMH
This public service announcement was produced by the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH), One Atwell Road, Cooperstown, New York 13326 - Ph# (607) 547-6023 or (800) 343-7527 in the northeast. Publication date: 1994.