The study of farm accidents was inspired by the fact that accidents represent one of the most important problems related to rural life and farming. Information on accidents was obtained from a survey of farms in 25 of Louisiana's 64 parishes. These parishes, chosen at random, reflect the various characteristics of land-type and land-use found throughout the state. A sample of 1,561 farms from 25 parishes were monitored for accidents over a period of one year. Analysis of the data obtained determined that:
One hundred eighty-two accidents occurred in 1970 on the farms in the sample population. This was an average of one accident for every nine farms.
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SOURCE: Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University, Agricultural Experiment Station, 1972. 22.
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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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