Too many farm parents and children learn the hard way that farming has many dangers for growing children. Between 175 and 300 children die in farm accidents each year, and thousands more are seriously injured. Many of these fatal accidents and injuries could and should be prevented. This article summarizes present knowledge on fatal farm injuries to children. Recommendations and policy implications for prevention will also be presented. It is hoped that this research can catalyze a national effort to prevent the needless deaths of hundreds of farm children each year.
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SOURCE: Marshfield, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Rural Health Research Center, Marshfield Medical Research Foundation, a Division of Marshfield Clinic; 1990. 17.
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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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