Work-Related Fatal Injuries on New Zealand Farms

  • Cryer, P. Colin;
  • Fleming, Cara


The circumstances of 237 fatal injuries which occurred on New Zealand farms between 1975 and 1984 are described. Many were vehicle related. Over 50% had some tractor involvement. Tractor overturns are particularly important due to the large number of these events. Many of these occurred when the safe operating conditions of the tractor were exceeded. Preventive strategies are discussed and it is recommended that greater use of enclosed cabs on tractors be encouraged.


JOURNAL: J Occup Health Safety Aust NZ. 1989; 5(1): 21-25.

Note: Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand.

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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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