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Document ID (ISN)77315
CIS number 01-1441
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rasmussen K., Carstensen O., Lauritsen J.M.
Title Incidence of unintentional injuries in farming based on one year of weekly registration in Danish farms
Bibliographic information July 2000, Vol.38, No.1, p.82-89. 15 ref.
Abstract In a study of farm accidents and injuries in Denmark, 393 farms with employing 1,597 persons participated in a 1-year self-registration of work-related incidents. 479 occupational accidents were reported, of which 389 resulted in an injury. Persons below the age of 50 had an approximately double risk compared with those over 50 years of age. Summer and autumn had a double relative incidence compared with winter and spring. Among farm owners, 35% experienced at least one injury per year, while this was the case for 17% of farm laborers. When adjusting for work hours, the increased frequency of injuries among farm owners was reduced to a factor of 1.5. Animal-related work was the most common cause of injury. Repair and maintenance of field equipment was found to be the most dangerous task.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; agriculture; Denmark
Descriptors (secondary) notification of occupational accidents; maintenance and repair; injuries; frequency rates; age-linked differences; statistical evaluation; handling of animals
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture