Agricultural machine-related deaths

Am J Public Health. 1991 Jun;81(6):766-8. doi: 10.2105/ajph.81.6.766.


Analysis of 1980-1985 death certificate data for the United States indicated that an average of 369 occupational deaths per year involved agricultural machinery as the external cause of death. Out of all agricultural machine-related deaths, tractors accounted for 69 percent. Over half of these tractor-related deaths were rollovers. There is a need for public health programs to affect greater use of rollover protective structures (ROPS) on farm tractors.

MeSH terms

  • Accident Prevention
  • Accidents, Occupational / classification
  • Accidents, Occupational / mortality*
  • Accidents, Occupational / prevention & control
  • Agriculture / statistics & numerical data*
  • Cause of Death
  • Databases, Factual
  • Death Certificates
  • Humans
  • United States / epidemiology
  • United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration