Extension Ag Update
September/October 2001
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Ag Facts

  • Over 700 farmers and ranchers die in work-related accidents yearly.
  • Another 120,000 agricultural workers suffer disabling injuries from work-related accidents.
  • Most of the 200-plus deaths among children on farms result from being innocent bystanders or passengers on farm equipment.
  • Please keep safety first in mind during the upcoming harvest season!

    (Source: National Education Center for Agricultural Safety, http://nsc.org/necas/agindus.htm)

 

  • Contaminated water is by far the largest environmental killer worldwide with more than 5 millions deaths attributed to poor water quality.

    (Source: World Health Organization)