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
|1/16/2019||1077||Chautauqua||Male||67||Traveling westbound on the highway in his tractor when he was rear ended by the operator of a westbound pickup truck.|
|1/29/2019||1078||Wilson||Male||63||Checking the fuel level when he fell from a vertical tank.|
|3/21/2019||1080||Neosho||Male||62||Suffered a fatal injury while clearing trees.|
|4/8/2019||1079||Norton||Male||15||Farm machinery incident while feeding cattle.|
|7/6/2019||1081||Clay||Male||63||Reinforcing a pond dam when the tractor he was on rolled over.|
|7/9/2019||1082||Reno||Male||5||Standing on the front of a trailer while an auger removed grain from a bin. As he was climbing down his pant leg became entangled in the PTO shaft.|
|7/16/2019||1083||Saline||Male||75||Attempted to clean a clogged overflow pipe on a pond. The suction pulled his arm into the pipe and he was unable to free himself.|
|8/13/2019||1084||Ford||Male||59||Suffered fatal injuries following a wreck involving a train and a tractor pulling an implement.|
|9/20/2019||1085||Sedgwick||Male||39||Using a grain vacuum to move grain out of a tractor-trailer when he became trapped.|
|10/25/2019||#1086||Cheyenne||Male||83||Making a left turn into a driveway when his ATV struck a semi.|
So far this year there have been ten 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
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