West Virginia Farm Accident Survey


  • Most farm accident victims are males above the age of 30.
  • The majority of farm accidents are severe, resulting in lacerations or fractures.
  • The months of February, May and September are especially hazardous.
  • Most farm accidents occur on Monday or Tuesday between the hours of 8 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Most farm accidents occur while the victim is performing field work on routine chores occurring in the barnyard or the field.
  • Most victims are hospitalized or treated in emergency rooms.

The diversity of the types, causes and conditions surrounding accidents is considerable. Accidents happen to farm people, primarily family members, on all types and sizes of farms.

You are encouraged to use this information to help prevent farm accidents. After all, you have your safety and maybe your life at stake.


SOURCE: Morgantown, West Virginia; [1979?]. 9.


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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