An Age-Analysis of Some Agricultural Accidents

  • King, H. F.


Reports on investigations into age variation in accident rates among industrial workers have usually presented data showing overall frequencies of accidents for a department, a factory, or an even wider area. Apart from difficulties which arise through inadequate control of exposure to risk, such data are of little assistance as a guide to practical measures of accident prevention, since no account is taken of age differences in kinds of liability. In this study and analysis was made of near y 2,000 accidents to workers in agriculture, where there is a wide range of tasks and situations, and a corresponding variety of kinds of accident, to see whether age differences could be established. The results indicated that the prevalent kinds of accidents varied with age, significant differences being found for accident causes, the nature of injury, and the part of the body injured.


JOURNAL: Occup Psych. 1955; 29(4): 245-253. ISSN: 1.

Note: Occupational Psychology.

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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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