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Document ID (ISN)109992
CIS number 09-930
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Douphrate D.I., Rosecrance J.C., Reynolds S.J., Stallones L., Gilkey D.P.
Title Tractor-related injuries: An analysis of workers' compensation data
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 2009, Vol.14, No.2, p.198-205. 20 ref.
Abstract Tractor-related injury claims data from Colorado workers' compensation records were analyzed for 1992-2004. Descriptive analyses of the costs, characteristics, and contributing factors were conducted. A total of 642 claims were identified as being tractor-related, of which 60% involved sprains and contusions. A total of 21% of tractor-related claims were associated with the worker mounting or dismounting a tractor, and an additional 10% were associated with the worker falling, jumping, or slipping off a tractor. Among all claims associated with tractor mounting or dismounting, 35% involved the ankle and 15% involved the knee. The median medical claim cost was USD 319, and the median medical plus indemnity claim cost was USD 335. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; Colorado; causes of accidents; injuries; agriculture; tractors
Descriptors (secondary) falls of persons; USA; knee lesions; frequency rates; foot; compensation of occupational accidents; cost of accidents; sprains
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Agriculture