|Document ID (ISN)||77679|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Adekoya N., Myers J.R.
||Fatal harmful substances or environmental exposures in agriculture, 1992 to 1996
||Aug. 1999, Vol.41, No.8, p.699-705. Illus. 25 ref.
||Data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries surveillance system from 1992 through 1996 were analysed to allow a better understanding of exposures to harmful substances or environments that resulted in agricultural work fatalities. There were 357 fatalities as a result of these exposures in the agriculture production and agriculture services sectors, representing 10% of all work-related deaths that occurred in these industry sectors during this period. Contact with electric current represented 52.9% of these fatalities. Agricultural services reported 87 electrocutions, 50 of which occurred among tree trimmers. The events most likely to result in fatalities were contact with overhead power lines (26.3%) and drowning (17.1 %). The overall fatality rate was 2.1 deaths per 100,000 workers. The development of appropriate hazard-awareness training for workers may help prevent future deaths in these industry sectors.
||electricity; agriculture; harmful substances; mortality
||USA; overhead electric lines; heat; statistical evaluation; frequency rates; drowning
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations