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2015 Farm Incidents and Fatalities in Kansas

Many news stories use the word "accident", however, safety professionals rarely use this word because "accident" implies an event out of person's control. Research has shown that nearly all injuries are both predictable and preventable, thus, the term "incident" is preferred to describe traumatic farm events.

2015 Farm Incident and Fatality Report

Date

ID

County

Sex

Age

Member

Death

Injuries

Incident Description

2/9/15

1028

Riley

Male

46

Yes

Yes

Fatal

Woke up to strange noises, grabbed his gun to check on livestock then tripped and sustained an accidental gunshot wound to the head.

3/10/15

1034

Dickinson

Male

82

Yes

Yes

Fatal

Suffered fatal burns when the tractor he was working on caught fire.

3/10/15

1029

Russell

Male

12

Yes

No

Severe

Getting grain out of an auger when his right hand got caught and crushed in the machinery. Three fingers had to be amputated.

3/17/15

1030

Cherokee

Male

85

Yes

No

Severe

Hit by a semi as he turned his tractor into his driveway.

3/21/15

1031

Riley

Male

81

Yes

Yes

Fatal

Pushing brush on his family farm when a tree fell on top of him and the tractor he was operating.

3/21/15

1032

Nemaha

Female

12

Yes

Yes

Fatal

Driving a UTV home on a dirt road after burning waterways with her family when she hit loose gravel and over corrected. She and her mother were thrown from the vehicle, she died from her injuries.

3/23/15

1033

Jewell

Female

59

No

Yes

Fatal

She was struck by a tractor on her family farm. The operator of the tractor did not see her.

3/25/15

1035

Lane

Male

58

No

Yes

Fatal

Working on a truck box hoist when the box came down on him.

4/9/15

1037

Stafford

Male

73

Yes

Yes

Fatal

Passed away a week after suffering injuries from a bull pinning him against a fence.

5/8/15

1038

Jackson

Male

76

Yes

Yes

Fatal

Fell from a tractor and hit his head causing fatal injuries.

8/17/15

1039

Lincoln

Male

69

No

Yes

Fatal

Landed on his head after being thrown from his horse while moving cattle from pen to pen.

10/7/15

1040

Cheyenne

Male

63

Yes

Yes

Fatal

Was working under a tractor when someone who didn’t realize he was there, moved it.

There have been 10 fatal and 2 non-fatal agriculture related incidents reported in 2015. 

We collect this information from news clippings and word of mouth and want you to be aware that this list is NOT inclusive of all farm incidents in Kansas.  There is no way to tell how many of these incidents go unreported and are therefore not represented in our data.

Our database contains Kansas agriculture related fatality statistics since 1980. Contact the Safety Division for more information

Kansas Farm Bureau - Safety Division
2627 KFB Plaza
Manhattan, KS 66503
785-587-6000