Worker injuries involving the interaction of cattle, cattle handlers, and farm structures or equipment

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dc.contributor.author Fox, S.
dc.contributor.author Ricketts, Mitchell
dc.contributor.author Minton, J. Ernest
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-20T22:14:43Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-20T22:14:43Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/32550
dc.description Citation: Fox, S., Ricketts, M., & Minton, J. E. (2015). Worker injuries involving the interaction of cattle, cattle handlers, and farm structures or equipment. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 21(1), 3-12. doi:10.13031/jash.21.10221
dc.description.abstract Cattle have been identified as leading sources of injuries to agricultural workers. The present study focused on worker injuries that involved the interaction of cattle, cattle handlers, and farm structures or equipment. The goal of the study was to identify opportunities for injury prevention. We examined 221 reports of injury to cattle handlers from the Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS). Expected interactions led to many of the cattle-handling injuries reported in the NEISS database. In almost 30% of cases, cattle pushed workers into structures such as fences, gates, posts, and walls. In another 16% to 19% of injuries, cattle struck gates and other objects, propelling them at the victims. The present research makes several important contributions to the study of cattle-handling injuries. First, the research supports an increased emphasis on the development of safer gate designs (e.g., gates that are remotely operated or that absorb energy to limit the speed at which they may be propelled by animals). Second, the research suggests a need for additional study of energy-absorbing fence and wall structures. We view these two points to be of significance because gates and associated structures (e.g., posts, fences, and walls) accounted for 45% of the injuries in the dataset, based on the associated injury narrative. Finally, the research identifies a previously unexplored source of agricultural injury data, namely the NEISS database. © 2015 ASABE.
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.13031/jash.21.10221
dc.rights Copyright by American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
dc.rights.uri http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1074-7583/
dc.subject Agricultural Accidents
dc.subject Agricultural Injuries
dc.subject Cattle
dc.subject Cattle Handling
dc.subject Farm Accidents
dc.subject Farm Injuries
dc.title Worker injuries involving the interaction of cattle, cattle handlers, and farm structures or equipment
dc.type Article
dc.date.published 2015
dc.citation.doi 10.13031/jash.21.10221
dc.citation.epage 12
dc.citation.issn 1074-7583
dc.citation.issue 1
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
dc.citation.spage 3
dc.citation.volume 21
dc.contributor.authoreid mrickett
dc.contributor.authoreid eminton


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