1992 National Data for Occupational Fatalities of Farmers: Using Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Data

  • Buckner, Charlene

The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) was developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics with a goal of collecting information on workplace fatalities in all fifty states. Multiple sources of data are used to identify fatality cases including newspapers, death certificates, coroners' reports, Workers Compensation claims and OSHA reports.

In 1992, farmers ranked second in the U. S. after truck drivers with the number of fatal occupational injuries. Among industry groups, agricultural crop production was ranked in the top three, along with special trade contractors and trucking, for numbers of fatalities. Farms were listed as the location for 539 of the fatalities.

CFOI data about farm related fatalities in 1992 will be reviewed. Characteristics such as age, sex, type of activity and state of occurrence will be presented.

This research abstract was extracted from a portion of the proceedings of "Agricultural Safety and Health: Detection, Prevention and Intervention," a conference presented by the Ohio State University and the Ohio Department of Health, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

The author noted above is from the Ohio Department of Health, Columbus, Ohio.

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