Accidents on the Farm

  • Ghormley, Ralph K.;
  • Young, H. Herman


Five hundred and seventy-five accidents on the farm caused the persons injured to come to the Mayo Clinic in the nine years from 1935 to 1943 inclusive. Most of the injuries were due to falls, farm machinery and livestock. Most of the persons when injured were in their most productive years. Accurate statistics of farm accidents are not available, but the mortality rate from them is known to be extremely high. Other industries have reduced their accident rate by eliminating hazards as much as possible and by educating their employees in the safe ways of handling machinery. An educational program for the farmer is the first step in decreasing the number of accidents on the farm.


JOURNAL: JAMA. 1946; 132(13): 768-771.

Note: Journal of the American Medical Association. JAMA.

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This document was extracted from the CDC-NIOSH Epidemiology of 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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