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Document ID (ISN)109988
CIS number 09-929
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cole H.P., McKnight R.H., Donovan T.A.
Title Epidemiology, surveillance and prevention of farm tractor overturn fatalities
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 2009, Vol.14, No.2, p.164-171. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract Census data concerning fatal occupational injuries identify six states of the United States that have the highest rates of agricultural tractor overturn deaths. Demographic, economic, geological and geographic data that characterize farms in these states were examined. These data suggest that a majority of farms in these states are small acreage livestock operations, located on terrain with steep slopes, with low prevalence of tractors equipped with rollover protective structures and operators who work at off-farm jobs over 200 days per year.
Descriptors (primary) analysis of accident causes; USA; agriculture; overturning; fatalities; tractors
Descriptors (secondary) livestock rearing; part-time employment; safety frames and cabs; economic aspects; epidemiology
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Precarious employment
Road transportation
Accident research