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2010 Fact sheet: childhood agricultural injuries.
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
Marshfield, WI: Marshfield Clinic, 2010 Jun; :1-2
Farms: In 2009, there were approximately 2.2 million farms in the United States. Children: Over 1.12 million youth lived on farms in 2006.2; More than half of all household youth performed work or chores on the farm in 2006; An additional 307,000 youth (youth not living on farms) were hired to do work on US farms in 2006; Only 30% of farm households with children younger than eight years reported having an enclosed, fenced off play area in 2006. Industry: The National Safety Council's 2008 edition of Injury Facts ranks agriculture as our nation's most dangerous industry with 28.7 deaths per 100,000 adult workers.
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2010 Fact Sheet: Childhood Agricultural Injuries
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
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