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Document ID (ISN)78566
CIS number 02-918
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Adekoya N.
Title Tractor-drawn mower occupational fatalities in production agriculture, 1992-1997
Bibliographic information 2001, Vol.8, No.1, p.53-62. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract Data on occupational fatalities while using tractor-drawn mowers in the agricultural sector in the United States from 1992-1997 were analysed. There were 126 deaths, including 32% from tractor overturns and 29% as a result of falling from the tractor or being struck by the farm equipment. The majority of workers fatally injured were self-employed (98 deaths, 77%). Fatalities were concentrated in the South (67 deaths, 53%) and the Midwest (40 deaths, 32%). The crude fatality rate was 1.0 death per 100,000 workers (crop production 1.8 deaths per 100,000 workers, livestock production 0.4 deaths per 100,000 workers). Workers 65 years and older reported the most fatalities (62 deaths, 49%), for a rate of 3.4 deaths per 100,000 workers. This analysis shows that an average of 21 workers die each year from this single work activity. Prevention strategies should address roll over protective structures (ROPS), older workers and hazard awareness.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; tractors; agriculture; fatalities; agricultural operations
Descriptors (secondary) falls of persons; safety consciousness; USA; striking against objects; overturning; safety frames and cabs; age-linked differences; statistics
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