Latest Canadian Agriculture-Related Fatality Data Available

Winnipeg, MB, Feb 16, 2017: According to the latest Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting (CAIR) information, agriculture-related fatalities are declining. CAIR is the only source of national agriculture-related fatality data in Canada. From 1990 to 2001, an average of 116 people died due to an agriculture-related incident. From 2002 to 2012, the average number of agriculture-related […]

Safety Record Improving on Canada’s Farms

Winnipeg, January 24, 2013: Canada’s safety record on farms is improving but new numbers still indicate that agriculture is a dangerous occupation in Canada. According to the most recent report from Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting (CAIR), the rate of agricultural fatalities in Canada has declined by 38 per cent from 1990 through 2008. The most […]

Too Many Children Still Dying on Canada’s Farms

Winnipeg, January 24, 2013: According to the most recent report from Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting (CAIR), an average of 13 children die every year as a result of agricultural incidents in Canada. While the number of child deaths on farms appears to be decreasing slightly, that number is still too high. The report shows that […]

Agricultural Runovers in Canada: Overview

Updated July 2008 Agricultural equipment runovers are second only to machine rollovers as a cause of death on Canadian farms and ranches. They are the fourth most frequent reason people are hospitalized for machine-related agricultural injuries. Between 1990 and 2004, 313 people were killed in agricultural runovers. From April 1990 to March 2000 there were […]

Agricultural Machine Rollovers in Canada: Sideways Rollovers

Updated July 2008 Most sideways rollovers occur near farm and rural roadways when a tractor or other agricultural machine is inadvertently driven too close to the edge of a ditch. Other typical causes of sideways rollovers include operating a machine on a steep incline and cornering at excessive speed. In the fifteen years from 1990-2004, […]

Agricultural Machine Rollovers in Canada: Backwards Rollovers

Updated July 2008 Backwards rollovers most frequently occur when a tractor or agricultural machine is used to tow a vehicle, implement, or other heavy load. In several of the backwards rollover fatalities documented by CAIR, an operator attached a tow chain beneath a tractor’s seat rather than at the level of its draw pin. Because […]

Agricultural Runovers in Canada: Overview

Updated July 2008 Agricultural equipment runovers are second only to machine rollovers as a cause of death on Canadian farms and ranches. They are the fourth most frequent reason people are hospitalized for machine-related agricultural injuries. Between 1990 and 2004, 313 people were killed in agricultural runovers. From April 1990 to March 2000 there were […]

Agricultural Runovers in Canada: Extra Riders

Updated July 2008 Extra rider runovers occur when a passenger falls or is bounced or knocked from a moving farm machine, usually a tractor. The passenger is then runover by the machine or by an implement or wagon being pulled by it. In almost all cases, the machine on which the victim was riding was […]

Agricultural Runovers in Canada: Bystander Runovers

Updated July 2008 In bystander runovers the victim, often a child, is run over by a vehicle or agricultural machine because the driver is unaware of his/her presence or cannot avoid the collision. Between 1990 and 2004, 87 people were killed in bystander runovers. From April 1990 to March 2000 an additional 325 people were […]

Agricultural Runovers in Canada: Unmanned Machine Runovers

Updated July 2008 Unmanned machine runovers can be further classified into alighted operator runovers and improper start runovers. Alighted operator runovers occur when an unmanned tractor or other agricultural machine slips into gear or rolls down an incline running over a person (usually the operator) standing in its path. Improper start runovers take place when […]

Agricultural Runovers in Canada: Fallen Operator Runovers

Updated July 2008 Fallen operator runovers occur when an operator falls or is bounced or knocked from a moving farm machine, usually a tractor. The operator is then runover by the machine or by an implement or wagon being pulled by it. Between 1990 and 2004, 59 people were killed in fallen operator runovers. From […]

Agricultural Injuries in Canadian Children: Overview

Updated July 2008 Between 1990 and 2004, 209 children under fifteen years old were killed in agricultural injury events. From April 1990 to March 2000 an additional 1,886 children were hospitalized for treatment of agricultural injuries. Agricultural injuries in children comprised 12.5% of all agricultural fatalities and 12.7% of all hospitalizations for agricultural injuries. 74.2% […]

Agricultural Injuries in Canadian Children Under 5 Years Old

Updated July 2008 Preschool children under five years of age are extremely vulnerable to fatal agricultural injuries. The most frequent causes of fatalities among very young children were bystander runovers, drownings and extra rider events. 40.4% of runover events in preschool children resulted in the death of the child. Animal-related incidents, machine entanglements, falls from […]

Agricultural Injuries in Canadian Children Aged 5 to 9

Updated July 2008 Bystander runovers, extra rider runovers and drownings were the most important causes of death in young school-aged children aged five to nine years. The most frequent reasons for hospitalized injuries in this age group were falls from height, animal-related incidents, entanglements and being runover as extra riders or bystanders. Young school-aged children […]

Agricultural Injuries in Canadian Children Aged 10 to 14

Updated July 2008 The most frequent causes of death for school-aged children ten to fourteen years old were tractor and off road vehicle (ORV) rollovers, extra rider runovers, and ORV collisions. Older school-aged children were most commonly hospitalized for animal-related incidents, falls from height, entanglements and being pinned or struck by a machine. Children aged […]

Agricultural Injuries in Canada: Adults Aged 60 and Over

Updated July 2008 Senior farmers aged 60 and over represent only 14.4% of the Canadian farming population (2001), but they suffered 35.9% of all agricultural fatalities and 23.4% of agricultural hospitalizations. In the fifteen years from 1990-2004, 601 older farmers were killed in agricultural injury events. Between April 1990 and March 2000, 3,469 farmers aged […]

Gender Differences in Agricultural Injuries

Updated July 2008 In the fifteen years from 1990-2004, 1,530 males and 145 females were fatally injured on Canadian farms and ranches. Between April 1990 and March 2000, 12,305 males and 2,525 females were admitted to hospital because of agricultural injuries. Males are far more likely than females to be killed or hospitalized as a […]

Drownings on Canadian Farms and Ranches

Updated July 2008 Between 1990 and 2004, 62 people were killed in drowning events on farms and ranches. Ten of these victims drowned in vehicles or machines as a result of a collision with a water hazard. From April 1990 to March 2000 an additional eight people were hospitalized for near drownings. 87.5% were children […]