Fatalities Caused by Cattle -- Four States, 2003-2008

Sanderson, W. T.; Madsen, M. D.
July 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;7/31/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 29, p800
The article reports that from 2003-2008, the Iowa Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (IA FACE) and the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health (GPCAH) detected that 5% of deaths which occurred in the production of crops and animals in the U.S. are caused by cattle. Majority of the fatalities were above 60 years old, male, and most of them were caused by animals that had previously showed aggressive behavior. The investigation done by IA FACE and GPCAH focused on Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.


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