Farm Injuries

  • Coe, John D.;
  • McLaughlin, Jr., Charles W.

Charles W. McLaughlin, Jr. and John D. Coe
NIOSH Education and Information Division


Few civilian wounds present more distressing or extensive destruction of tissue than do those caused by injudiciously used farm machinery.

Nonfatal farm accidents most frequently involve the extremities; crushing injuries and thermal and electric burns are also common.

All wounds received in farm accidents are grossly contaminated and carry with them real problems of tetanus and gas infection. The authors discuss the management of these injuries and suggest ways of decreasing the number of farm accidents.


JOURNAL: Postgrad Med. 1960; 27: 165-171.

Note: Postgraduate Medicine.

NLOM ID#: No ID #.

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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