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Agricultural auger-related injuries and fatalities - Minnesota, 1992- 1994.

Authors
Boyle-DJ; Parker-DL; Lexau-C; Wahl-G; Shutske-J
Source
MMWR 1995 Sep; 44(36):660-663
NIOSHTIC No.
00232469
Abstract
To investigate the contribution of agricultural augers to disabling injuries in farm workers, a review was undertaken of the incidence of auger related injuries in Minnesota from 1992 to 1994, and four case studies were presented. Data on agriculture related injuries were obtained from records maintained through the Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation program (FACE), the Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks (SENSOR), and the Occupational Health Nurses in Agricultural Communities (OHNAC) programs. From 1992 to 1994, two auger related deaths and 25 auger related injuries were recorded in Minnesota. Of the injuries, seven involved amputations, and six involved children under 18 years of age. Case reports summarized three incidences of accidental traumatic amputation, and one fatality. From this review the authors conclude that agricultural augers are among the most dangerous pieces of farm equipment, and that full compliance with safety protocols could reduce the number of auger related injuries.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; Farmers; Agricultural-machinery; Case-studies; Occupational-accidents; Traumatic-injuries; Occupational-hazards; Mortality-data
CODEN
MMWRB6
Publication Date
19950915
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
36
ISSN
0892-3787
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
MN
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