|Document ID (ISN)||112062|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1232-1966 - AAEM - Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Akdur O., Ozkan S., Durukan P., Avsarogullari L., Koyuncu M., Ikizceli I.
||Machine-related farm injuries in Turkey
||2010, Vol.17, p.59-63. Illus. 25 ref.
||Machine-related_farm_injuries.pdf [in English]
||Traumas connected with agricultural production can result in serious injuries and mortality. The objective of this study was to describe the characteristics of agricultural machinery-related work injury cases admitted to hospital emergency departments of a region of Turkey, and to assess factors related to injury severity and hospital admission. All the cases presented related to injuries caused by work with agricultural machines between January 2006 and November 2007 were included in the study. Information was collected concerning the demographic structures of the patients. Injury sites, injury types, and clinical features were recorded. Initial injury severity scores of all the cases were diagnosed at hospital admission. The most common injuries were tractors (46% of cases), and all of these were fall traumas; 18.9% of the cases was considered slight injuries, 43.2% moderate, 37.9% severe. Two cases resulted in fatality. Findings suggest that tractors are the most dangerous agricultural machines, and falls from tractors as the most common injury mechanism among machine-related injuries, especially for young people.
||Turkey; tractors; injuries; agriculture; occupational accidents; frequency rates
||agricultural equipment; location of injury; analysis of accident causes; male workers; age-linked differences; severity rates
||D - Periodical articles
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport