Scope and Magnitude of Injuries in the Agricultural Workplace

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


Agricultural work injury data are less available than data for other industries, so an overview of existing data is provided. Agriculture has the highest annual work death rate of all industries, 52 per 100,000 workers, which is five times the combined rate for all industries. Tractor-related injuries are the leading types of fatal injuries; injuries involving agricultural machinery, animals, and trucks are the leading types of non-fatal injuries. Victims of fatal accidents range in age fro less than 1 year to over 90. Research needs are discussed, including the need for comprehensive surveillance.


JOURNAL: Am J Ind Med. 1990; 18(2): 179-192.

Note: American Journal of Industrial Medicine.

NLOM ID#: 90386167 .

Publication #: 90386167

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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