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.

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.”