Agriculture had the leading number of occupational fatalities across industries for youth age 17 and younger from 2011 to 2020.
These Childhood Agricultural Fact Sheets have information regarding data sourced from US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Agricultural Statistics Service, and independent scientific analyses.
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1USDA, NASS publications: Farms and Land in Farms, 2021 Summary, February 2022. Available at: https://downloads.usda.library.cornell.edu/usda-esmis/files/5712m6524/6h441w232/vx022h58v/fnlo0222.pdf (accessed on 1 March 2022).
2Farm Equipment. https://www.farm-equipment.com/articles/15960-number-of-us-farms-declines-while-size-of-farmsincreases (accessed on January 5, 2022)
3Childhood Agricultural Injury Survey (CAIS) Results. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/childag/cais/demotables.html
4Hendricks KJ, Hendricks SA, Layne LA. (2021). A National Overview of Youth and Injury Trends on U.S. Farms, 2-1-2014. JASH 27(3) 121-134.
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7NIOSH . Analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries microdata. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Unpublished.
8Perritt KR, Hendricks K, Goldcamp E. (2017). Young worker injury deaths: a historical summary of surveillance and investigative findings. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2017-168/pdfs/2017-168.pdf
9U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (2011 forward): Fatal Occupational Injuries in Crop Production, Animal Production, and Support Activities for Crop and Animal Production for Age Groups: under 16, 16 to 17, and 18 to 19 years. Available online https://www.bls.gov/iif/data.htm (accessed on 26 January 2022).
10NIOSH (2016). Analyses of the 2014 Childhood Agricultural Injury Survey (CAIS). Morgantown WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Safety Research. Unpublished.
11Zaloshnja E, Miller, TR, Lee BC. Incidence and cost of nonfatal farm youth injury, United States, 2001-2006. J Agromedicine. 2011, 16(1):6-18.
12Weichelt B, Gorucu S, Murphy D, Pena AA, Salzwedel M, Lee BC. Agricultural Youth Injuries: A Review of 2015-2017 Cases from U.S. News Media Reports, Journal of Agromedicine, 2019:24(3):298-308. doi:10.1080/1059924X.2019.1605955
13Gorucu S, Michael J, Chege K. Nonfatal Agricultural Injuries Treated in Emergency Departments: 2015-2019, J. of Agromedicine. 2022, 27(1):41-50. DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2021.1913271
14Leigh JP, Du J, McCurdy SA. An estimate of the U.S. government's undercount of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in agriculture. Ann Epidemiol. 2014;24(4):254–259. doi:10.1016/j.annepidem.2014.01.006