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Accidents

While farms can be a great place to live, work and play, they can also be dangerous. Explore the categories below to learn more about accidents and preventing injuries to youth on farms.

Accidents

Agriculture is one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S., with workers 7 times more likely to die on the job compared to other industries. It is also the only worksite where children of any age can be present and as a result, every three days a child dies in an agriculture-related incident. Click the thumbnails below to learn more about injuries and fatalities in agriculture.


2020 U.S. Childhood Agriculture Injuries Fact Sheet (English)

Click here to open the 2020 United States Childhood Agriculture Injuries Fact Sheet PDF in English.

2018 Wisconsin Farm Related Fatalities Report (English)

Click here to open the 2018 Wisconsin Farm Related Fatalities Report PDF in English.

Child Incidents – Statistics and Causes (English)

Click here to open the Child Incidents – Statistics and Causes PDF in English.

Injury Stories


Seconds to Tragedy
Video

Ag Injury News
Website

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Accident versus Incident

Many people, including media, use the word “accident” when “incident” would be more appropriate. By definition, accidents are not predictable or preventable. Most accidents described in the news are both predictable and preventable, meaning they are really incidents and not accidents. The decision to use the word “accident” on this website is based on the popular use of the word and the recognition that most people do not understand what is meant by “incident.”