bulletin contains the results of a farm accident survey conducted
in 22 Maryland counties in 1974. The survey covered 1,231
commercial farms representing all major types of agriculture
in the state.
in Maryland during 1974:
hundred seventy-five accidents reported on 1,231 farms.
care was required in 95 percent of the reported accidents.
percent of the victims were treated in hospital emergency
percent of the victims were admitted to the hospital.
percent of the accidents were classified as slight; 2.2
percent resulted in permanent injury; 3.4 percent were fatal
and 70.4 percent were classified as severe.
percent of the total accidents were farm work related; 28
percent were non-work or leisure-time accidents.
owner/operator and members of their families were involved
in 78 percent of the accidents; employees in 14.8 percent;
visitors and guests in 7.2 percent.
rate for farm family members was 15.2 per 100,000 days worked;
for employees was 19.6 per 100,000 man-days worked.
and machinery were involved in 26.2 percent of the work-
related accidents; animals in 15.9 percent; hand and power
tools in 10.3 percent; other vehicles in 9.5 percent.
average of 13 days per accident were lost from usual activities
due to the accidents reported (a total of 6.2 man-years
lost on the 1, 231 farms).
medical cost per accident reported was $298.65.
property damage and replacement labor costs totaled $62,
793. (For Maryland projects to approximately $3-4 million.)
those people having tractor or machinery related accidents:
one had one year in the 4-H tractor program; three had some
vocational agricultural; and one had hazardous occupations
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Farm Related Injuries: Bibliography With Abstracts, U.S. Department
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for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety
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