Farm Accidents and Injuries Among Farm Families and Workers: A Pilot Study

  • Cummings, P. Howard


1. Farm accident facts traditionally have been difficult to collect because of the wide array of farm family and non-family involvement in farming practices. 2. Areas commonly involved in farm related accidents include farm machinery, tractor overturns, farm animals, farm trucks, hand and power tools, household items, chemicals, and garden equipment. 3. Two purposes of this descriptive study were to examine, over a 1 year period, the demographic features and types, severity and mechanisms of injury among farm families and their workers in a representative county in South Carolina, and to develop a two part mail-out questionnaire for data collection relative to farm work related accidents. 4. The researcher concluded that farm accidents are sparsely researched; that traditional data collection methods are difficult, expensive, and time consuming; and that mail-out questionnaires are not a very effective method of collection data relative to farm accidents, since farmers proved very reluctant to report accidents.


JOURNAL: AAOHN J. 1991; 39(9): 409-415.

Note: AAOHN Journal.

NLOM ID#: 91362715 .

Publication #: 91362715

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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