Accidents to Farm People: 29,361 Reasons for a Safety Program

  • Baker, R. H.;
  • Stuckey, W. E.


One-sixth of the farm families in Ohio had an accident during 1957.

  • 88 percent of these accidents required a doctor's care while 25 percent required hospitalization.
  • 56,052 days labor was hired to replace labor of injured persons.
  • 73 percent of the accidents occurred to men and boys.
  • 25 percent of the accidents occurred in the home, 44 percent on the farm outside the home, and 31 percent while away from the farm.
  • 28 percent of the injuries resulted from a fall.
  • Farm machinery, including the tractor, was involved in 21 percent of the accidents while the auto and truck accounted for 8 percent.
  • For every 68 non-fatal accidents there was one fatal accident.


JOURNAL: Columbus, Ohio: Agricultural Extension Service, The Ohio State University; 1958. 8.

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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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