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Alberta wants farm safety off ‘to do later’ list

Farm Safe Plan | Pilot program includes equipment inspections and emergency response plans

FARM INJURY/FATALITY STATISTICS IN CANADA

  • Agriculture ranks as Canada’s third most hazardous industry.
  • There were 1,769 agricultural fatalities from 1990-2005.
  • Agricultural machines were in-volved in 70.9 percent of fatalities.
  • Of those fatally injured as a result of agricultural work, 91.6 percent were male.
  • For children aged 14 and under, the most predominant causes of farm-related fatalities for children younger than 14 were:
  • machine runovers, 41.9 percent
  • drownings, 15.2 percent
  • machine rollovers, 11.1 percent
  • animal related, 6.5 percent
  • crushed under an object, 5.1 percent

Source: Alberta Agriculture

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