Fatal work-related injuries in the agricultural production and services sectors among youth in the United States, 1992-96.
Castillo-DN; Adekoya-N; Myers-JR
J Agromed 2000 May; 6(3):27-41
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.
Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-machinery; Children; Mortality-data; Mortality-surveys; Occupational-hazards; Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis; Age-factors; Surveillance;
Author Keywords: Agriculture; child labor; occupational injuries; adolescent
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
Journal of Agromedicine