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Non–Work–Related Farm Fatalities in Australia, 1989–1992

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. 7(4): 229-239. (doi: 10.13031/2013.6219) @2001
Authors:   R. C. Franklin, R. J. Mitchell, T. R. Driscoll, L. J. Fragar
Keywords:   Farm, Fatalities, Safety, Tractor, Dam

This study aims to examine farm fatalities, between 19891992 in Australia, of individuals not working at the time of the incident. Nonworkrelated farm fatalities in Australia were studied as part of a larger study of all workrelated traumatic fatalities from 19891992. Information on 214 unintentional nonworkrelated farm fatalities was obtained from inspection of coronial files. The information was examined according to type of bystander (bystander to work or bystander to farm equipment) and other farm deaths. Agents such as dams, tractors, utilities, and cars were among the most common causes of death for bystanders involved in fatal incidents. Fire and smoke, creeks or rivers, and cars were the most common agents for other farm deaths. Drowning, vehicle accidents, and being hit by moving objects were among the most common mechanisms of fatal injury for nonworkrelated farm deaths. The information gained from this study has been used to develop the Child Safety on Farms Strategy for Farmsafe Australia and Farmsafe Australias Farm Machinery Safety Strategy.

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