Childhood Ag Injuries
Each three days, a child dies in an agriculture-related incident, and each day, 33 children are injured, according to the 2017 Childhood Agricultural Injuries Fact Sheet. The sheet was compiled by the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety in Marshfield, Wis. The leading sources of fatalities are machinery (25%), motor vehicles/ATVs (17%) and drowning (16%). "There is no central database on childhood agricultural injuries," said Barbara Lee, Ph.D., director of the National Children's Center. "In putting together this fact sheet, we draw upon the best available data from a variety of sources." The National Children's Center is one of 11 Centers for Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education, and Prevention funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.