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October 2005, Vol. 128, No. 10
Fatal occupational injuries to older workers in farming, 1995-2002
Economist, Office of Compensation and Working Conditions, Bureau of Labor Statistics. E-mail: Meyer.Samuel@bls.gov
Agricultural workers aged 55 years and older are at a higher risk of fatal occupational injury than their younger counterparts; leading causes of fatalities are transportation incidents, contact with objects or equipment, and assaults, including assaults by animals.
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