Farm Injuries in Dane County, Wisconsin: An Epidemiological Study

  • Benzmiller, James A.;
  • Cleary, John P.;
  • Evans, Alfred S.;
  • Gallagher, Donald J.;
  • Kloppedal, Earling A.


An epidemiologic study of 105 farm injuries has been made, and certain aspects compared with 125 farms on which no accident occurred.

Machines were the most frequent agent factor, and these usually had been employed in routine chores. Weather and other environmental aspects play little role. The host factors, especially carelessness and hurry, were of greatest importance.

Significant differences were not found between accident and control farms.

The prevention of injuries on the farm is discussed.


JOURNAL: Arch Environ Health. 1961; 3: 201-208.

Note: Archives of Environmental Health.

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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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