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||Fell from a vertical tank while checking the fuel level.|
|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 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
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Manhattan, KS 66503