The surveillance and investigation of agricultural fatalities is not a straightforward exercise. In order to accurately assess the hazards, surveillance must begin with careful consideration of accident selection criteria and of the unique characteristics of production agriculture. The limitations of existing sources of surveillance information must be understood. Investigation is important in overcoming these limitations, but must be carried out carefully with knowledge that circumstances ay not always be conducive to getting the necessary etiologic details. And finally, creative solutions must continue to be investigated to improve our accident surveillance and investigation procedures.
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