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Fatal work-related injuries in the agricultural production and services sectors among youth in the United States, 1992-96.

Authors
Castillo-DN; Adekoya-N; Myers-JR
Source
J Agromed 2000 May; 6(3):27-41
NIOSHTIC No.
20025140
Abstract
We used data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries to describe fatal agricultural work injuries among youth less than 20 years of age from 1992-1996. There were 188 deaths, 23% of which were tractor-related. Eighty-three deaths were reported among individuals engaged in family businesses. The fatality rate for 15to 19-year-olds was 12.2 deaths per 100,000 full-time equivalents. Youth fatality rates were comparable to those of adult workers up until the age group of 45-54 years. Non-regulatory approaches to preventing injuries, especially in family businesses, are important given the current form of U.S. child labor laws.
Keywords
Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-machinery; Children; Mortality-data; Mortality-surveys; Occupational-hazards; Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis; Age-factors; Surveillance
Contact
Dawn N. Castillo, Serveillance and Field Investigations Branch, Division of Safety Research, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Rd., Morgantown, WV 26505
Publication Date
20000509
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
1059-924X
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Journal of Agromedicine
State
WV
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