Farm and Ranch Injuries in West Texas

  • Jackson, Francis C.


It is estimated that each of the 223,000 farm and ranch workers in Texas will sustain at lest one serious injury in 1982, and that one accidental death will occur for every 1,000 of its farm laborers; both family members and hired workers are affected.

These statistics for Texas reflect the experience for the country as a whole. The agricultural industry, with more than 3.5 million workers, is the third most hazardous occupation after mining and construction.

While there has been a gradual decline in agricultural injuries and deaths in the United States during the past decade, particularly following improvements in safety features on tractors and farm machinery, accidental injuries and deaths in rural areas remain disturbingly high.


JOURNAL: Tex Med. 1983; 79(9): 51-54.

Note: Texas Medicine.

NLOM ID#: 84045499 .

Publication #: 84045499

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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