2019 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.

2019 Fatality Report






Incident Description

1/16/20191077ChautauquaMale67Traveling westbound on the highway in his tractor when he was rear ended by the operator of a westbound pickup truck.
1/29/20191078WilsonMale63Fell from a vertical tank while checking the fuel level.
 3/21/20191080NeoshoMale62Suffered a fatal injury while clearing trees. 
4/8/20191079NortonMale15Farm machinery incident while feeding cattle.
 7/6/20191081ClayMale63Reinforcing a pond dam when the tractor he was on rolled over.
 7/9/20191082Reno Male5Standing on the front of a trailer while an auger removed grain from a bin. As he was climbing down his pant let became entangled in the PTO shaft.


So far this year there have been six fatal agriculture related incidents reported. 

Our database contains information related to fatal agriculture related incidents since 1980. Contact the Safety Division for more information.

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