ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)110169
CIS number 09-1153
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sheldon K.J., Deboy G., Field W.E., Albright J.L.
Title Bull-related incidents: Their prevalence and nature
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 2009, Vol.14, No.3, p.357-369. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract Bulls continue to contribute to an unacceptable number of serious injuries and deaths. The objective of this literature survey was to gain a better perspective of bull-related incidents. Analysis of the literature and data indicates that: the risk of injury associated with hours of exposure to bulls is higher than that of working around cows; the risk of a bull-related fatality, based upon the hours of exposure, appears to be higher than other known hazards, such as tractor operation; victims generally appeared to have had considerable experience with handling bulls; bulls raised from calves on-site appeared more aggressive; most of the incidents involved the victim being inside the bull holding area. Recommendations are presented for reducing the potential of bull attacks on humans.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; livestock rearing; agriculture; risk factors; handling of animals; USA
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; causes of accidents; fatalities; injuries
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) Livestock rearing
Agriculture