Cost of Farm and Rural Injuries

  • Field, William E.;
  • Purschwitz, Mark A.


It is time that the expertise developed in other industries to address the injury problem is applied to agriculture. More farmers die or are left permanently disabled due to their work than are longshoremen, fire fighters, police officers, pilots, and persons in other high-risk occupations, including the Armed Forces. Approximately four farmers die every day, and a much larger, unknown number are left with serious physical impairments. Agricultural fatalities must be followed up, just as fatalities in other high-risk occupations are.


JOURNAL: Public Health Rep. 1987; 102(6): 642-644.

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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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