While agricultural work is some of the most vital work, it is also some of the most dangerous. Many farmworkers are hurt every day as a result of on-the-job hazards.
If you’re curious just how dangerous agricultural work truly is, check out the five statistics below to find out.
#1 - Nearly 100 farmworkers suffer a lost-work-time injury each day.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), farming ranks as one of the most dangerous industries for workers.
#2 - Sprains and strains are among the most common injuries that agricultural workers sustain.
Over a two-year period (2008-2010), half of all hired crop worker injuries were identified as a sprain or strain.
#3 - Roughly 12,000 adolescents are injured on farms annually.
While most of the youths that are injured on farms are not working, about 4,000 of these injuries are the result of farm work.
#4 - In 2019, over 400 agricultural workers lost their lives as a result of an on-the-job injury.
The outcome was a fatality rate of 19.4 lost lives per 100,000 agricultural workers.
#5 - Transportation accidents are the number one cause of injury-related death for agricultural workers.
Accidents involving transportation, including tractor overturns, are the leading cause of death for farmworkers.
If You’re Hurt, We’re Here to Help
If you work in the agricultural industry and you’ve been hurt as a result of an on-the-job hazard, you may be owed compensation for your losses. Our team has helped many others in similar situations and we may be able to help you too. Don’t delay—contact our office right away with any questions you may have.
Contact Rancaño & Rancaño, APLC today by calling (916) 884-6554 or by filling out the online contact form with the details of your case to learn more about how we can help you.