Farm Safety Issues
- Introduction -
...Providing useful information and educational resources to promote agricultural safety.
  • Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States.

  • Agriculture has the highest rate of occupational fatalities of any industry...more than five times the annual rate for all workers.

  • Children are at special risk from farm-related accidents.

  • According to the UK Kentucky Injury Prevention & Research Center, there were 179 Kentucky farm fatalities during the five-year period of 1994-1998. That's an average of almost 36 farming deaths per year. Of these, the largest single source was 104 tractor-related deaths, including 71 from tractor overturns.

  • The death rate in Kentucky agriculture is two to three times higher than the national average, primarily because of our high number of tractor and tractor overturn deaths.

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