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Farm Safety: Grain Bin Entrapments Lowest in a Decade

Farm Safety: Grain Bin Entrapments Lowest in a Decade

👤By Darrin Pack, Purdue University 🕔Feb 23, 2016

The number of confirmed grain bin entrapments and incidents in other confined spaces on U.S. farms fell in 2015 to its lowest level in a decade, but it is likely that many such cases continue to go unreported, a Purdue

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Harvest: Tragedy on a Family Farm – AgFax

Harvest: Tragedy on a Family Farm – AgFax

👤By Debra L Ferguson, AgFax 🕔Oct 20, 2015

I grew up on a family farm and have been working in agricultural journalism, mainly as a photographer, for 30-plus years. There is nothing quite so good as wrapping up harvest, whether it’s with great relief that a challenging year

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Indiana: Downward Trend in Farm Fatalities Despite Recent Increase

Indiana: Downward Trend in Farm Fatalities Despite Recent Increase

🕔Oct 8, 2015

There were 25 farm-related deaths in Indiana last year, an increase from 18 the previous year, according to Purdue University’s 2014 Indiana Farm Fatality Summary. Despite the one-year increase, the report by Purdue’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program said there

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Indiana: Farm Fatalities Increased in ’14

Indiana: Farm Fatalities Increased in ’14

👤By Emma Hopkins, Purdue University, Ag Answers 🕔Oct 7, 2015

There were 25 farm-related deaths in Indiana last year, an increase from 18 the previous year, according to Purdue University’s 2014 Indiana Farm Fatality Summary. Despite the one-year increase, the report by Purdue’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program said there

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Indiana: Farm Fatalities Continue Downward Trend

👤By Keith Robinson, Purdue University, Ag Answers 🕔Sep 24, 2014

Eighteen farm-related fatalities were documented in Indiana in 2013, down from 26 the previous year and reflecting a trend of fewer deadly accidents on the farm, a Purdue University report shows. The 2013 Indiana Farm Fatality Summary data show there

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Farm Accidents Follow Older Famers Working Longer Days, Says Study

Farm Accidents Follow Older Famers Working Longer Days, Says Study

👤By Bryan Alary, University of Alberta 🕔Nov 13, 2012

Older North American farmers work fewer hours than their younger peers but spend more time operating heavy machinery and equipment—raising their risk of serious injury, according to new research from the University of Alberta. A survey of 2,751 Saskatchewan farmers

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USDA: Farm-Related Injuries to Youth Decreased By Half from 2001 to 2009

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 6, 2012

In 2009, there were an estimated 2,200,010 farms in the United States, an increase of 2 percent from 2001. Agriculture-related injuries to youth under 20 years of age on United States farms have decreased from 13.5 injuries per 1,000 farms

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