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Public health focus: effectiveness of rollover protective structures for preventing injuries associated with agricultural tractors.
MMWR 1993 Jan; 42(3):57-59
Agriculture ranks fourth among U.S. industries for work-related fatalities. Fatalities associated with agricultural machinery commonly involve farm tractors, and rollover incidents (i.e., the tractor tips sideways or backward and overturns, crushing the operator) account for 46% (Minnesota) to 76% (Georgia) of all farm tractor-related fatalities. Annually, agricultural tractor rollovers result in approximately 132 work-related deaths among persons aged greater than or equal to 16 years *. This report summarizes information regarding the efficacy, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of rollover protective structures (ROPS) on agricultural tractors.
Occupational-accidents; Injuries; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Region-4; Region-5; Tractors; Farmers; Age-groups
Issue of Publication
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division