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Document ID (ISN)105365
CIS number 06-858
ISSN - Serial title 0098-1818 - Monthly Labor Review
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Meyer S.
Title Fatal occupational injuries to older workers in farming, 1995-2002
Bibliographic information Oct. 2005, Vol.128, No.10, p.38-46. Illus. 13 ref.
Internet access http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2005/10/art5full.pdf [in English]
Abstract Agricultural workers aged 55 years and older are at a higher risk of fatal occupational injury than their younger counterparts. The leading causes of fatalities are transportation accidents, contact with objects or equipment and assaults, including assaults by animals. This article presents the salient occupational injury statistics concerning older farm workers in the USA and discusses some of the key safety issues concerning this population.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; older workers; agriculture; mortality; statistics; USA
Descriptors (secondary) statistical trends; transport; injuries; striking against objects; handling of animals; causes of accidents; fatalities
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Statistics
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Older workers