Fatal Farm Injuries to Older Workers

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


The following list summarizes the major points that have been discussed: 1) A significant percentage of fatal farm injuries involve older persons; thus, these people are at risk for having a fatal farm injury. 2) Tractor accidents account for the majority of deaths. Other machinery accidents are the second most common cause of fatalities. 3) Most deaths occur at the middle or end of the week. 4) The greatest number of accidents occurs right before lunch and dinner, when a person is most i need of a break. 5) Accident frequency is highest in those months when seasonal labor demands are highest. 6) Fatal accidents generally result in instant or quick death; therefore, medical attention must be prompt.


JOURNAL: Work. 1991; 2(1): 47-53.

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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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