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Published Abstracts

2020 ASHCA SUMMIT - JOURNAL OF AGROMEDICINE

Burke R, Pilz M, Redmond E, Sauer M, Weichelt B. Dissemination and Adoption of AgInjuryNews.org: a Publicly Available Collection of Agricultural Injury Media Reports. J Agromedicine. 2020;25(3)

Pilz M, Burke R, Redmond E, Sauer M, Weichelt B. Ideal Tracking and Analytics: Incorporating Modern Toolsets to Enhance Analysis of User Acquisition and Behavior on AgInjuryNews.org. J Agromedicine. 2020;25(3)

Redmond E, Gorucu S, Sauer M, Burke R, Pilz M, Weichelt B. Increasing efficiency and reliability of agricultural injury and fatality coding with Standard Operating Procedures: Lessons learned from AgInjuryNews.org. J Agromedicine. 2020;25(3)

Sauer M, Ploeckelman M, Pilz M, Redmond E, Burke R, Koshalek K, Heiberger S, Weichelt B. Constant Contact® Readership Analytics: Lessons Learned. J Agromedicine. 2020;25(3)

Weichelt B, Gorucu S, Shutske J, Scott E, Burke R, Murphy DJ, Rautiainen R. What About the Rest of Them? Their Lives Mattered too: Fatal Agricultural Injuries Not Captured by BLS/CFOI. J Agromedicine. 2020;25(3)

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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Hoard's Dairyman - June 26, 2019

New online database puts sharper focus on U.S. agricultural injuries

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Morning Ag Clips - June 26, 2019

New online database puts sharper focus on U.S. agricultural injuries

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Farm Report with Pam Jahnke - June 26, 2019

New online database puts sharper focus on U.S. agricultural injuries

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Sun News - March 8, 2019

Farm Fatalities and Injuries By the Numbers

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Hoard's Dairyman - April 16, 2020

Protect farm kids from the worst

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Morning Ag Clips - March 5, 2020

Online database raises awareness of agricultural injuries

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Midwest Farm Report - July 29, 2020

Wisconsin Farm Related Fatalities report issued

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WI State Farmer - Aug 12, 2020

Wisconsin Farm-Related Fatality Report resurrected, offers data on ag deaths

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Michigan Farm News - Oct 14, 2020

Harvest time is prime time for farm equipment highway fatalities

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Ag Update - Oct 13, 2020

Harvest a particularly dangerous time of year for drivers on rural roads; follow safety tips

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Wisconsin State Farmer - Oct 13, 2020

Harvest time on the highways

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Ag Week - Jan 20, 2021

NDSU, UMN Extensions to offer farm safety webinars

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DRG News - Sep 8, 2021

National datasets fall short in capturing agricultural production deaths

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Oklahoma Farm Report - Sept 3, 2021

National Datasets Fall Short in Capturing Agricultural Production Deaths

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Fruit Growers News - Sept 2, 2021

National datasets fall short in capturing agricultural production deaths

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The Country Today - Sep 20, 2021

Ag safety week underscores dangers of farming

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AgInjuryNews Peer-reviewed Manuscripts

2021

Weichelt, B.; Burke, R.; Redmond, E.; Shutske, J. Farm Suicides in Wisconsin, 2017–2018: Preliminary Findings and a Call for Future Research. Safety 2021, 7, 51. https://doi.org/10.3390/safety7030051

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Gorucu S, Weichelt B, Diehl D, Galindo S. (2021). An Overview of Agricultural Injuries in Florida from 2015 to 2019. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health.

Burke, R.; Pilz, M.; Redmond, E.; Gorucu, S.; Weichelt, B. Stakeholders’ Consumption of Agricultural Injury Reports from News Media: A Six-Year Analysis of Website Usage and Visitor Analytics. Safety 2021, 7, 48.

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Weichelt B, Gorucu S, Shutske J, Scott E, Burke R, Madsen M, Murphy D, and Rautiainen R. (2021) What About the Rest of Them? Fatal Injuries Related to Production Agriculture Not Captured by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), Journal of Agromedicine, DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2021.1956663

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Gorucu S., Weichelt B. Injuries Involving Skid Steers: What can we Learn? ASABE Conference Paper. 2021.

2020

Gorucu S, Weichelt B, Redmond E and Murphy D. 2020. Coding agricultural injury: Factors affecting coder agreement, Journal of Safety Research.

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Weichelt B, Nambisan P, Burke R, & Bendixsen C. (2020) Finding the Edges of Problems: Social Media as an Exploratory Research Tool, Journal of Agromedicine, DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2020.1815624

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Burke RR, Weichelt BP, Namkoong K Facebook Ads Manager as a Recruitment Tool for a Health and Safety Survey of Farm Mothers: Pilot Study JMIR Form Res 2021;5(4):e19022 doi: 10.2196/19022

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2019

Weichelt B, Gorucu S, Jennissen C, Denning G, Oesch S Assessing the Emergent Public Health Concern of All-Terrain Vehicle Injuries in Rural and Agricultural Environments: Initial Review of Available National Datasets in the United States JMIR Public Health Surveill 2020;6(2):e15477 DOI: 10.2196/15477

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Weichelt B, Heimonen T, Gorucu S, Redmond E, Vechinski J, Pflughoeft K, Bendixsen C, Salzwedel M, Scott E, Namkoong K, Purschwitz M, Rautiainen R, Murphy DJ. Redesigning a Sentinel Surveillance System for Collecting and Disseminating Near Real-Time Agricultural Injury Reports: System Usability Study. JMIR Form Res 2019;3(3):e13621. DOI: 10.2196/13621

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Bryan Weichelt, Serap Gorucu, Dennis Murphy, Anita Alves Pena, Marsha Salzwedel & Barbara C. Lee (2019) Agricultural Youth Injuries: A Review of 2015-2017 Cases from U.S. News Media Reports, Journal of Agromedicine, 24:3, 298-308, DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2019.1605955

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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.

2018

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

User Feedback

“I am a firm believer that even a few anecdotal stories or cases or injury descriptions can actually hint at a much bigger story and be a pathway to great research or intervention ideas. Some researchers spend 5 years re-coding and cleaning and sorting data and making some nice tables so we know that 38% of injuries are strains to the low back or 25% of injuries are slips or something but WHO CARES?! Anyone could probably tell you that for free without looking at the data. We need to actually do something for real people in the real world and sometimes you don't need 100,000 data points and a p < 0.05 to have something useful and I think your collection of data has a ton of info.”

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.”

User Feedback Survey

"I am so thankful for Ag Injury News. I wrote a story on farm deaths this year that would have been near impossible without the information available on this database. I am forever grateful!"

Economist, Bureau of Labor Statistics

“We appreciate the Aginjurynews.org website and think it is a great asset for understanding the particular hazards facing workers in the agricultural sector of our economy.”

User Feedback Survey

“Despite the advancements in disease and injury surveillance in other arenas, agricultural health and safety still relies on news clippings. AgInjuryNews is the best version of our most reliable tools.”

Regional data specialist, Bureau of Labor Statistics

This is the “best public site I’ve ever seen with this type of data, better than any internal database too, for that matter.”

Marsha Salzwedel, Program Manager - Child Agricultural Safety Network

"We continue to use the system to inform and engage our coalition. In 2018, members reaffirmed their interest and appreciate of the collection and dissemination efforts."

User Feedback

"Keep up the great work with this project. I get an alert every Monday about youth-related injuries and fatalities and share it with our team to motivate us to continue our efforts to keep safety and health education at the forefront."

How to use AgInjuryNews

Presentations, Training, Tailgate Talks

AgInjuryNews (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. In 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began using AgInjuryNews as part of its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries case discovery quality assurance. In a review of each state’s case discovery process, potential cases are culled from databases and news sources and flagged for follow-up, and many potential cases are now noted from AgInjuryNews, according to Jameson Bair, administrative program specialist in the bureau’s occupational safety & health section, U.S. Department of Labor. Bair said AgInjuryNews is well organized with lots of information pertinent to worker cases. The bureau may now be the most well-represented organization in terms of user registrations on AgInjuryNews.org.

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 & Resources

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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SAY Clearinghouse

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Telling The Story Project. Tell a story, save a life.

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