2017 Farm 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.

2017 Fatality Report






Incident Description

4/24/171052SedgwickMale79Working on his combine when he fell and suffered fatal injuries.
4/29/171053BartonFemale21On an ATV checking cattle when she attempted to turn and was struck by a car.
5/5/171056McPhersonMale9Extra rider on a tractor when he fell off and was caught in the mowing attachment.
5/20/171057HarperMale76Electrocuted after his sprayer contacted an electrical line.
5/29/171058AtchisonMale64Spraying thistle when his ATV rolled over, pinning him.
5/30/171059HodgemanMale55The ATV he was operating rolled down an embankment.
7/23/171061GrahamMale59Working cattle on an ATV at the time of this incident.
7/28/171062FinneyMale66Unable to escape the fumes after an anhydrous hose was knocked loose.
9/4/171065PottawatomieMale50Pulling a hay trailer when the tractor overturned.
12/9/171071OsageMale82Passenger died from his injuries after being thrown during a tractor rollover.

There have been 10 fatal agriculture related incidents reported in Kansas this year. Our database contains information related to both non-fatal and fatal agriculture related incidents since 1980. Contact the Safety Division for more information.  

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