Agricultural Machine-Related Deaths

  • Myers, John;
  • Etherton, John R.;
  • Braddee, Richard W.;
  • Jensen, Roger C.;
  • Russell, Julie C.


Analysis of 1980-1985 death certificate data for the United States indicated that an average of 369 occupational deaths per year involved agricultural machinery as the external cause of death. Out of all agricultural machine-related deaths, tractors accounted for 69 percent. Over half of these tractor-related deaths were rollovers. There is a need for public health programs to affect greater use of rollover protective structures (ROPS) on farm tractors.


JOURNAL: Am J Public Health. 1991; 81(6): 766-768.

Note: American Journal of Public Health.

NLOM ID#: 91229157 .

Publication #: 91229157

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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