Agricultural Machine-Related Deaths

Etherton, John R.; Myers, John R.; Jensen, Roger C.; Russell, Julie C.; Braddee, Richard W.
June 1991
American Journal of Public Health;Jun91, Vol. 81 Issue 6, p766
Academic Journal
Analysis of 1980-1985 death certificate data for the United States indicated that an average of 369 occupational deaths per yeas involved agricultural machinery as the external cause of death. Out of all agricultural machine-related deaths, tractors accounted for 69 percent. Over half of these tractor-related deaths were, rollovers. There is a need for public health programs to effect greeter use of rollover protective structures (ROPS) on farm tractors.


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