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Author/Organization: Canadian Agricultural Injury Surveillance Reporting
Date: 2003

Over the six year period of 1990 to 1996 there were approximately 11 times as many agriculture related fatalities for males compared to females (655 and 61, respectively). The most common machinery mechanisms of fatal injuries were roll-over (32%) for males and run-over (45%) for females. Agricultural machinery injuries requiring hospitalization showed similar patterns, with proportionally more males over age 60 injured. The male:female ratio for non-machinery hospitalizations averaged 3:1. A greater percentage of males were struck by or caught against an object, whereas for females, animal related injuries predominated. English only. Published in the journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Linked with the permission of the publisher.