Tractor-related injuries: a population-based study of a five-state region in the Midwest.
Carlson-KF; Gerberich-SG; Church-TR; Ryan-AD; Alexander-BH; Mongin-SJ; Renier-CM; Zhang-X; French-LR; Masten-A
Am J Ind Med 2005 Mar; 47(3):254-264
Background: Tractor-related injuries are among the most severe of agricultural injuries. This study identifies the incidence, consequences, and potential risk factors for tractor injuries among 3,765 agricultural households in a five-state region. Methods: Demographic, injury, and exposure data were collected for two 6-month recall periods in 1999 using computer assisted telephone interviews. A causal model served as a basis for survey design, data analysis, and interpretation of results; associated directed acyclic graphs guided development of multivariate models. Results: The overall injury rate was 9.6 events per 1,000 persons per year. Increased personal risk was observed for males and prior agricultural injury experience. Compared with ages 35-44, decreased risks were identified for those less than 5, 5-9-, 10-14, 15-19, and 20-24. Conclusions: Risk of tractor injury among agricultural household members varied by gender, age, and prior injury experience.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Accident-statistics; Age-factors; Age-groups; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Analytical-methods; Analytical-processes; Children; Epidemiology; Families; Farmers; Genetics; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-hazards; Protective-measures; Quantitative-analysis; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Statistical-analysis; Tractors; Work-analysis; Work-environment; Work-operations; Work-performance; Work-practices;
Author Keywords: occupational injury; agricultural injury; tractor-related injury; injury surveillance; agricultural workers; tractors
Grant-Number-R01-CCR-514375; Grant-Number-T42-CCT510422; Grant-Number-T42-OH-008434
Work Environment and Workforce: Special Populations
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota