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Document ID (ISN)103486
CIS number 04-366
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nag P.K., Nag A.
Title Drudgery, accidents and injuries in Indian agriculture
Bibliographic information Apr. 2004, Vol.42, No.2, p.149-162. Illus. 66 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) India; agriculture; injuries; occupational accidents
Descriptors (secondary) falls of persons; agricultural equipment; tractors; pesticide spraying; overturning; fatalities; hand tools
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture