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2016 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.

2016 Farm Incident and Fatality Report

Date

ID

County

Sex

Age

Member

Death

Injuries

Incident Description

5/2/16

1042

Kearny

Male

67

Yes

Yes

Fatal

Teaching a young family friend how to operate a tractor. As she moved the tractor in reverse, the auger begin to tip, he took over and was pinned in his tractor by the auger.

5/6/16

1043

Jefferson

Male

58

Yes

Yes

Fatal

Crushed between a truck and stock trailer.

5/18/16

1044

Neosho

Male

86

Yes

Yes

Fatal

Working under a hay rake on jacks when it slipped and fell, pinning him.

6/2/16

1048

Decatur

65

No

Yes

Fatal

Fell off a ladder while servicing a sprayer.

6/16/16

1045

Morris

Male

75

Yes

Yes

Fatal

His combine was hit by a train while he was traveling between fields during wheat harvest.

6/21/16

1046

Mitchell

Male

43

No

Yes

Fatal

Working under the header of a combine during wheat harvest when it collapsed on him.

6/21/161047RileyFemale40sNoNoLoading cattle for market when one (or more) of them trampled her.

There have been 6 fatal and 1 non-fatal agriculture related incidents reported in 2016. 

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