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Injuries among farm workers in the United States 1994.

Authors
Myers-JR
Source
NIOSH 1998 Jul; :1-337
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20000229
Abstract
Injury data were provided for the entire agricultural production industry for 1994, the second 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 121,937 lost time work injuries occurred on United States farms in 1994. The highest injury rates were associated with nursery operations. The greatest number of injuries were in the beef, hog, or sheep operations, followed by cash grain operations, dairy operations, and field crop operations. The leading causes of lost time work injuries were livestock, machinery, and working surfaces. The injuries typically occurred to the leg, knee or hip in 20.6% of the cases, back in 15.8%, arm or shoulder in 12.1%, and fingers in 11.2%. The largest number of lost time injuries were caused by fractures for 22.1% followed by sprains and strains for 21.1%, lacerations for 14.8% and bruises for 12.6%. Farm operators and their family members accounted for 88.8% of all injuries. Injured workers were men 91.5% of the time, with 92.8% being white.
Keywords
Accident-statistics; Epidemiology; Farmers; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Animal-husbandry-workers; Surveillance
Publication Date
19980701
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
PB99-129397
NTIS Price
A16
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 98-153
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV
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