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
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.
Crushed between a truck and stock trailer.
Working under a hay rake on jacks when it slipped and fell, pinning him.
Fell off a ladder while servicing a sprayer.
His combine was hit by a train while he was traveling between fields during wheat harvest.
Working under the header of a combine during wheat harvest when it collapsed on him.
|6/21/16||1047||Riley||Female||40s||No||No||Loading cattle for market when one (or more) of them trampled her.|
|10/27/16||1049||Doniphan||Male||80||No||YES||Fatal||Left home to mow a pasture, family members found him pinned under it several hours later.|
|11/26/16||1050||McPherson||Male||8||No||YES||Fatal||Riding with his Grandpa when a piece of equipment broke off and flew into the cab of the tractor, striking him.|
There have been 8 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
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Manhattan, KS 66503