A Study of Accidents Occurring to Farm People in Michigan

  • Hofmeister, Kenneth M.;
  • Pfister, Richard G.


A stratified random sample of 2,139 farms was used to obtain information on accidents occurring to farm people during the period of June 1, 1967 to May 31, 1968. Accidents occurred at a rate of 13.1 per hundred farms or 29.8 per thousand farm family members. Farm-work accidents occurred at a rate of 20.6 per million man hours exposure. Size or type of farm was not significantly related to the accident frequency rate. Hired labor accident rates were significantly higher than that of the far family. Male accident rates were higher than female rates, and male youth under 15 years of age significantly higher than the rate of more mature workers. Tractors, automobiles and ladders were the agencies most frequently involved in accidents.


JOURNAL: J Saf Res. 1969; 1(1): 28-41.

Note: Journal of Safety Research.


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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