Every three days, a child dies in an agriculture-related incident, and each day, 33 children are injured according to the 2017 Childhood Agricultural Injury Fact Sheet 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.”
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