Accidents to Farm People in Ohio: 22,608th Emergency Call...

  • Bible, Bond L.;
  • Stuckey, W. E.


It was a fact in 1962:

  1. 21,420 farm people on 18,288 farms were involved in 22,608 accidents.
  2. About one of every five families who had an accident, had multiple accident occurrences.
  3. One-seventh of the farm families in Ohio had an accident.
  4. 96 per cent of these accidents required a doctor's care, while 12 per cent required hospitalization.
  5. 30,996 days' labor was hired to replace labor of injured persons.
  6. 72 per cent of the accidents occurred to men and boys.
  7. 22 per cent of the accidents occurred in the home, 47 per cent on the farm outside the home, and 31 per cent while away from the farm.
  8. 26 per cent of the injuries resulted from falls.
  9. Farm machinery, including the tractor, was involved in 13.9 per cent of the accidents while the auto and truck accounted for 9.6 per cent.


SOURCE: Columbus, Ohio: Agricultural Extension Service, The Ohio State University; 1963. 8.


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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