Adam Hall -- Lawn Mower Fatality -- Economic and Social Costs

This video 'short' documents the true story of a life-long farmer and university professor who is killed when his new Dixie Chopper zero-radius mower goes into a sink hole on his property. His son, a social studies teacher and farm safety advocate, created and narrates the video. He delivers the strong message that this fatality was no accident but rather a preventable death that could have been avoided. The tragic personal and social expense of this incident is explored. The story ends, as so many farm fatality stories do, with the family moving off the farm that has been their home for generations.

The Economics of Prevention (EOP) projects have been funded through CDC/NIOSH Cooperative Agreements U50OH007547-07 through -11 and U54OH007547-11 through -14. Collaborators have included members of FFA and the National Association of Agricultural Educators/Kentucky Association of Agricultural Educators, as well as faculty and students at Mississippi State University, University of Florida, Arkansas Technical University, Auburn University, Kennesaw State University, and North Carolina A&T University. Provided by the Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention. (

Disclaimer: This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.

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