FARM INJURY/FATALITY STATISTICS IN CANADA

  • Agriculture ranks as Canada’s third most hazardous industry
  • In terms of absolute numbers of fatalities, there is no more dangerous occupation
  • There were 1769 agricultural fatalities in Canada from 1990-2005
  • Agricultural machines were involved in 70.9% of fatalities
  • Of those fatally injured as a result of agricultural work, 91.6% were male
  • For children aged fourteen and under the following were the most predominant causes of farm-related fatalities:
  Machine runovers
Drownings
Machine rollovers
Animal-related
Crushed under an object
41.9%
15.2%
11.1%
  6.5%
  5.1%

 

Farm safety is a choice – not an act of fate.  Many injury incidents are preventable!

Data below is from the Alberta Medical Examiner's Office


YEAR Total Number of Fatalities – all ages Number of Fatalities ages 0-18
2014 25 2
2013 16 0
2012 10 2
2011 16 3
2010 22 3
2009 13 1
2008 23 8
2007 12 1
2006 20 7
2005 20 4
2004 16 5
2003 14 1
2002 24 4
2001 18 5
2000 22 3
1999 17 2
1998 26 6
1997 17 6
Totals 331 63
Yearly Averages 18.38 3.50


306 Farm-related fatalities in Alberta 1997-2014. Children accounted for 19%