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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
Issue of Publication
Journal of Agromedicine
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division