Tractor fatality rates on the farm
Overturns have the highest fatality rate for unintentional tractor injures occurring on the farm, according to reports from 29 states covering more than 66 percent of the tractors in U.S. In 1993, overturns accounted for 55 percent of all on-the-farm tractor fatalities reported, with a an annual rate of 4.1 deaths per 100,000 tractors.
For all tractor fatalities combined, projecting the overall rate of 7.5 deaths per 100,000 tractors in this sample to the nation's approximately 4.62 million tractors yields an estimated 351 tractor-related deaths on farms nationwide in 1993.
|Tractor fatalities on the farm by type of accident, 1980 - 1993|
|Year||Percent of deaths|
|Source: Deaths based on vital statistics and individual case reports by state agricultural safety specialists; tractors based on U.S. Census of Agriculture, 1987, estimated for 1990 by Implement and Tractor. Abstracted from the National Safety Council's 1994 edition of Accident Facts.|
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