2017 National Farm Safety & Health Week – Youth in Agriculture
Every three days, a child dies in an agriculture-related incident. Of the leading sources of fatalities among all youth, 25% involved machinery, 17% involved motor vehicles (includes ATVs), and 16% were drownings. For working youth, tractors were the leading source of fatalities followed by ATVs.
The skills and life lessons children learn while growing up on the family farm are priceless, but it is up to all of us to protect them and keep them safe.
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