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2002 Wisconsin farm-related fatalities.
Purschwitz AM; Skjolaas AC; Chang Y
UW Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2003 Aug; :1-2
Twenty-four fatalities related to farm work or work site hazards occurred in Wisconsin in 2002, compared to 29 fatalities in 2001 and 32 in 2000. Wisconsin has averaged 28 such fatalities per year over the past five years. The 2002 Wisconsin farm fatality rate (number of fatalities per 100,000 workers) was 29, based on an estimated average of 82,000 workers in production agriculture in Wisconsin in 2002 (including farm operators, unpaid family labor, and hired workers, but excluding service workers hired through agricultural labor contractors). This compares to rates of33.4 and 35.2 for 2001 and 2000, respectively. (Note: Number of workers in 2002 based on linear regression of 19962001 totals reported by National Agricultural Statistics Service, which no longer collects such data.) According to the National Safety Council, agriculture is consistently one of the three most hazardous industries in the U.S. (along with mining and construction), with an estimated 700' work deaths in 2001 and a fatality rate of 21.3 deaths per 100,000 workers. This compares with 5300 fatalities for all U.S. industries combined, with a death rate of 3.9 per 100,000.
Agriculture; Agricultural-workers; Farmers; Workers; Hazards; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Accident-rates; Accident-prevention; Accident-statistics
Agriculture; Cooperative Agreement
UW Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Marshfield Medical Research & Education Foundation, Marshfield, Wisconsin
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