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Document ID (ISN)112062
CIS number 11-0707
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1966 - AAEM - Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Akdur O., Ozkan S., Durukan P., Avsarogullari L., Koyuncu M., Ikizceli I.
Title Machine-related farm injuries in Turkey
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.17, p.59-63. Illus. 25 ref.
Internet access Machine-related_farm_injuries.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Turkey; tractors; injuries; agriculture; occupational accidents; frequency rates
Descriptors (secondary) agricultural equipment; location of injury; analysis of accident causes; male workers; age-linked differences; severity rates
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Accident investigation