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Childhood work-related agricultural fatalities - Minnesota, 1994-1997.
MMWR 1999 Apr; 48(16):332-335
Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries in the United States, with the second highest work-related fatality rate during 1992-1996 (21.9 deaths per 100,000 workers) (1). During 1992-1995, 155 deaths were reported among agricultural workers aged less than or equal to 19 years; 64 (41%) of these youths were working in their family's business (2). In Minnesota during 1992-1996, agriculture had the highest fatality rate of any industry (21.3 per 100,000 workers) (1). To characterize agriculture work-related deaths among youths in Minnesota during 1994-1997, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) analyzed data from the state's Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program. This report presents five cases of agriculture work-related fatalities among youths in Minnesota. Since 1992, MDH has collected data about work-related fatalities through the FACE program. * Cases are identified by reviewing medical records, sheriff's reports, newspaper articles, death certificates, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration records. During 1994-1997, Minnesota FACE investigated six work-related agricultural fatalities among persons aged less than 19 years.
Accident-rates; Accident-statistics; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-industry; Age-factors; Age-groups; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Statistical-analysis; Farmers; Mortality-rates; Mortality-data
Issue of Publication
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division