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Sunday, May 19, 2019

AgInjuryNews Annual Reports

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AgInjuryNews In the News

AgWeb - April 27, 2018

Rural Health Informatics Play Increased Role in Ag Safety

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Western Farmer Stockman - April 27, 2018

ATVs are leading injury source for youth on farm

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Pork Business - April 27, 2018

Rural Health Informatics Play Increased Role in Ag Safety

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Washington Post - Dec 20, 2018

452 children died on the job in the U.S. between 2003 and 2016

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New York Times - Jan. 29, 2018

5-Year-Olds Work Farm Machinery, and Injuries Follow

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AgInjuryNews Peer-reviewed Publications


Murphy D, Gorucu S, Weichelt B, Scott E, Purschwitz M. Using multiple coding schemes for classification and coding of agricultural injury. Am J Ind Med. 2019; 62: 87–98. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.22932

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Gorucu S., Weichelt B., Pate M. (2019). Fatal Agricultural Injuries in Pennsylvania, 2015-2017: Comparative Analysis of Two Systems’ Data Collection Methods and Datasets. J. Agric. Safety and Health. (in press).


Weichelt B, Bendixsen C (2018). A Review of 2016–2017 Agricultural Youth Injuries Involving Skid Steers and a Call for Intervention and Translational Research, Journal of Agromedicine, 23:4, 374-380, DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2018.1501455

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Weichelt, B., Salzwedel, M., Heiberger, S., Lee, B.C. (2018). Establishing a Publicly Available National Database of U.S News Articles Reporting Agriculture-Related Injuries and Fatalities. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 61(8), 667-674. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.22860

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Weichelt B, Gorucu S Supplemental surveillance: a review of 2015 and 2016 agricultural injury data from news reports on AgInjuryNews.org Injury Prevention Published Online First: 31 January 2018. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2017-042671

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User Testimonials

Jana Davidson, Progressive Agriculture Foundation

“Although the articles are sobering, AgInjuryNews brings farm-related injuries and fatalities to the forefront. AIN gets people discussing important safety precautions that should have been or need to be in place. Instead of general statistics, the articles gathered really hit home and make many of these incidents very relatable, as the victim could easily be a friend, neighbor or family member. AIN is a wonderful resource for our Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program, as it allows our coordinators and volunteers an opportunity to identify incidents in their county, region or state. Additionally, giving them focus and guidance to customization their Safety Day in a way to address these local community needs. AIN also provides justification to planned Safety Day lessons. When our coordinators present to school boards, planning committees and other organizations, they have a means to show the topics are relevant, valuable and why safety practices to prevent future incidents need to be reinforced to protect our next generation of farmers, ranchers and agricultural leaders.”

How to use AgInjuryNews in your work

Presentations, Training, Tailgate Talks

AIN can assist by helping presenters and trainers to identify cases in their audience's state or region. Introducing a topic (e.g. ATV safety) with a story of traumatic injury or death can be effective in grasping and maintaining the audience's attention.

Bureau of Labor Statistics; other gov't data specialists

AIN can be helpful in identifying cases of interest and providing supplemental reports to existing occupational injury data.

Safety specialists focused on a specific topic

Alerts can also be configured to automatically send users a weekly, monthly, or annual report of the specific data said user is interested in (e.g. only cases from WI, MN, IA involving youth and tractors)

Media / Journalists

Some journalists have used AIN to find similar cases to the one they're interested in writing about so that they could contact a local family for an interview.

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Other Related Data

National Ag Safety Database

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Next Gen Youth Work Guidelines

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NIOSH Data & Statistics Gateway

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