Auger Injuries in Children

  • Gammon, W.;
  • Letts, R. Merv


A 6-year review of auger injuries in Manitoba children revealed that 23 children sustained major injuries resulting in amputation of 17 limbs. Auger injuries are the main cause of traumatic amputation in children in Manitoba. Improved safety education for the entire farm family as well as better design of safety shields would decrease this carnage.


JOURNAL: Can Med Assoc J. 1978; 118(5): 519-522.

Note: Canadian Medical Association Journal.

NLOM ID#: 78125329 .

Publication #: 78125329

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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