Preventing Deaths of Farm Workers in Manure Pits


May 1990
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 90-103
cover of Publication number 90-103

This Alert describes seven deaths from asphyxiation (suffocation) that occurred during two incidents involving entry into manure pits. The recommendations included in this Alert should be followed by all farm owners and operators who have manure pits on their property. Editors of appropriate trade journals, agriculture extension agents, farm owners and operators, and those in the agricultural trades are requested to bring the recommendations in this Alert to the attention of all workers who are at risk.

90-103.pdf (Worker/Employer Summary Sheet Only) [PDF – 253 KB