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Death Statistics

"The National Safety Council's 1999 Edition of Injury Facts reports that agriculture is the second most hazardous industry in the nation with a rate over 22 deaths per 100,000 workers compared to mining with a death rate of 24.3/100,000 workers. The all industry average is 3.8 deaths per 100,000 workers," says Terry Wilkinson, Manager, Agricultural Division. "These statistics also show an estimated 780 deaths and 140,000 disabling injuries in agriculture during 1998." Agriculture has long been one of the most hazardous American industries.


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Other Death Statistical Information

Contact Extension Agricultural Engineering at Mississippi State University for more information on agricultural death and injury statistics in MS and the United States.

Extension Agricultural Engineering
Box 9632
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Phone: 662-325-3103
Fax: 662-325-3853