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An Analysis of Worker's Compensation Case Data in Agriculture.

Authors
Burkart-JA
Source
Utah Biomedical Test Laboratory, Salt Lake City, Utah 1975 Nov:222 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00092432
Abstract
Statistics from 84,576 case records of illnesses and injuries experienced by agricultural workers in six states and Puerto Rico since 1970 were analyzed. Information was obtained from workers compensation sources. Qualitative analysis indicates that the majority of accidents or illnesses occurred to males. Younger workers generally suffered a greater number of injuries but older workers suffered more serious injuries in terms of lost time or death. Most accidents occurred or were reported during the third quarter of the calendar year. Skin diseases from plants, food products, pesticides, and chemicals; systemic effects of pesticides; and eye conditions due to chemicals and pesticides were the most prevalent disease types. In sequential order, working surfaces, tools and vehicles, animals, machines, and plants generally caused the largest number of injuries. The most common injury type resulted from being struck by or against objects. Falls were the second most frequent injury type, followed by overexertion and toxic contact or exposure.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-74-0110; Agricultural-workers; Accident-rates; Accident-statistics; Occupational-health; Occupational-safety-programs; Health-survey; Reliability-analysis;
Publication Date
19751101
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB80-193915
NTIS Price
A11
Identifying No.
Contract-099-74-0110
Source Name
Utah Biomedical Test Laboratory, Salt Lake City, Utah
State
PR; UT;
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