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Injuries among farm workers in the United States, 1993.

Authors
Myers-JR
Source
NIOSH 1997 Apr; :1-366
NIOSHTIC No.
00238174
Abstract
Injury data were provided for the entire agricultural production industry for 1993, the first year of the Traumatic Injury Surveillance of Farmers. These data will provide detail to target both specific farm types and farm workers at high risk of work injuries. The report presented nonfatal lost time work injury estimates for the agricultural production industry, based on a survey of farm operators. An estimated 201,081 lost time work injuries occurred on United States farms in 1993. The highest injury rates were associated with specialty livestock operations. The greater number of injuries were in the beef, hog, or sheep operations, followed by dairy operations. The leading causes of lost time work injuries were livestock, machinery, and hand tools. The injuries typically occurred to the leg, knee or hip in 15.2% of the cases, back in 15.0%, finger in 12.1%, or other hands or wrists in 11.8%. The largest number of lost time injuries were caused by sprains and strains for 25.6%. Farm operators and their family members accounted for 62.9% of all injuries. Injured workers were men 90.3% of the time, with 76.2% being white.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Accident-statistics; Epidemiology; Farmers; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Hand-tools; Animal-husbandry-workers; Surveillance
Publication Date
19970401
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
1997
NTIS Accession No.
PB97-186605
NTIS Price
A18
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 97-115
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV
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