|Document ID (ISN)||103486|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Nag P.K., Nag A.
||Drudgery, accidents and injuries in Indian agriculture
||Apr. 2004, Vol.42, No.2, p.149-162. Illus. 66 ref.
||04-0366.pdf [in English]
||Indian farming employs a workforce of 225 million. Among occupational accidents in this sector, tractor incidents (overturning, falling off tractors, etc.) were the most frequent (27.7%), followed by accidents involving threshers (14.6%), sprayer/dusters (12.2%), sugarcane crushers (8.1%) and chaff cutters (7.8%). Most fatal accidents are caused by powered machinery, with an annual fatality rate estimated at 22 per 100,000 workers. Hand tool-related injuries (8% of the total accidents) are non-fatal in nature. Proposals are made for improving occupational safety in Indian agriculture.
||India; agriculture; injuries; occupational accidents
||falls of persons; agricultural equipment; tractors; pesticide spraying; overturning; fatalities; hand tools
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||India|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations