Farm Accident Surveys: A Twenty-One State Summary With Emphasis on Animal-Related Injuries

  • Hoskin, Alan F.;
  • Miller, Terrence A.


Farm accident surveys were conducted in 21 states using standardized definitions, forms, and sampling techniques. The pooled data included 24,703 farms on which 4,176 injuries or illnesses were recorded. Information on exposure to farm work was also collected and was used to calculate detailed work injury rates. An overall rate of 18.8 work injuries per million man-hours of exposure was found. Of the 2,760 work injuries, 18% were animal-related and 414 in-depth bi-level reports on these injuries were available for analysis. A computer program called TREESEARCH was used to identify characteristics and circumstances of animal accidents that occur with statistically significant frequency.


JOURNAL: J Saf Res. 1979; 11(1): 2-13.

Note: Journal of Safety Research.

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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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