Arkansas Farm Accident Study

  • Jennings, Bringle


  • Two hundred eighteen (218) injuries were reported on 738 farms.
  • One accident was reported for every 3.4 farms, or there were 29.5 accidents per 100 farms in the study.
  • Injuries to all Arkansas farm residents would project to almost 15, 000 during the survey period.
  • A majority (64.2 percent) of all injuries reported were considered severe, 34.9 percent were classified as slight, and .9 percent permanent.
  • Almost 70 percent of all injuries reported were from work-related accidents with 30 percent being nonwork injuries.
  • Farm families were involved in 79.1 percent of all accidents, employees in 19.2 percent, and visitors in 1.5 percent.
  • Males suffered 80 percent of the total injuries reported.
  • A majority of the victims (63.8 percent) were between the ages of 25 and 64. The 15-24 age group accounted for 16.9 percent of the injuries.
  • Tractors and farm machinery were involved in 37.7 percent of all reported accidents.
  • Livestock treatment or handling was the cause of another 22.3 percent of the injuries reported.
  • The accidents reported occurred on all types and sizes of farms.


SOURCE: Little Rock, Arkansas: Cooperative Extension Service, University of Arkansas; 1986. 11.


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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