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Work-related pilot fatalities in agriculture - United States, 1992-2001.

Authors
Struttmann-TW; Marsh-SM
Source
MMWR 2004 Apr; 53(15):318-320
NIOSHTIC No.
20024640
Abstract
Airplane pilots in the agricultural industry have a three times higher risk of job-related death from crashes than pilots in other industries. From 1992 to 2001, a total of 141 work-related deaths occurred among pilots in the agricultural industry, accounting for 12 percent of all work-related pilot fatalities during that period. Flying at relatively low altitudes, pilots in the agricultural industry face risk of collision with trees, poles, power lines, towers, and guy wires. Efforts being pursued in the agricultural aviation industry to reduce these risks include safety training for pilots.
Keywords
Pilots; Agricultural-industry; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Accident-prevention; Occupational-accidents; Training; Agricultural-chemicals; Aircraft; Crop-spraying; Pesticides; Region-6; Region-9
Contact
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505
CODEN
MMWRB6
Publication Date
20040423
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
15
ISSN
0892-3787
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
WV; AR; CA; LA; TX
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