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Kansas Farm Accident Facts

  • The Kansas Department of Health & Environment lists agriculture as one of the most hazardous industries in Kansas
  • In 2014, 7 Kansans, ranging in age from 58 to 86, were killed in agriculture-related incidents. Four of those deaths involved tractors. (Source: Kansas Farm Bureau)
  • Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. More than 700 farmers and ranchers die in work-related accidents each year. Another 120,000 agricultural workers suffer disabling injuries from work-related accidents. It is also estimated that 104 children are killed annually in farm accidents.
  • Farmers, ranchers and their families live, work and play at their workplace. This often exposes them to diverse hazards associated with machinery, chemicals and livestock.