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Document ID (ISN)103343
CIS number 04-446
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lim G.W., Belton K.L., Pickett W., Schopflocher D.P., Voaklander D.C.
Title Fatal and non-fatal machine-related injuries suffered by children in Alberta, Canada, 1990-1997
Bibliographic information Feb. 2004, Vol.45, No.2, p.177-185. Illus. 41 ref.
Abstract To study non-fatal and fatal farm machinery injuries among children and adolescents raised on farms in the Canadian Province of Alberta, data were collected through the Canadian Agricultural Injury Surveillance Programme. Furthermore, selected death certificates and hospital data were audited to provide enhanced information about the circumstances of injuries related to farm machinery for farm persons aged 17 years and younger. 302 farm machinery injuries were recorded for the years 1990-1997. Of these, 14 resulted in death. All-terrain vehicles were the most common cause of injury, followed by tractors, and power take-offs. The predominant injury mechanism was entanglement, followed by falls from machines and being struck by a machine. Boys had significantly longer hospital stays than girls. There were significantly more injuries reported during the summer and autumn than during the winter and spring. Finally, annual injury rates dropped significantly during the study period from 119.9/100,000 in 1990 to 50.7/100,000 in 1997.
Descriptors (primary) children; Alberta; agricultural equipment; young persons; fatalities; agriculture; injuries
Descriptors (secondary) falls of persons; occupational accidents; power take-offs; Canada; frequency rates; tractors; epidemiologic study; sex-linked differences; striking against objects; entanglement
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Agriculture