Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Every day 33 children suffer agricultural-related injuries, one child dies every three days
About 33 children are injured every day in agricultural-related accidents and one child dies every three days, according to the 2017 fact sheet on childhood agricultural accidents by the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety in Marshfield, Wis. One-fourth of all fatalities involved machinery, 17 percent motor vehicles, including ATVs, and 16 percent were drownings. Among working youth, tractors and ATVs were the leading cause of death.