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Workshop update

Hello CASN participants,

We are excited to announce that we will be offering scholarships for the Child Ag Injury Prevention Workshop that will be held in Hershey, PA next month. See the announcement below for more information on the workshop and scholarships.

Please share this information with your networks. We are also happy to answer questions or provide more information if needed.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 15, 2019

CONTACT: Scott Heiberger

heiberger.scott@marshfieldresearch.org

715-389-7541

 

Become a leader in preventing child agricultural injuries: scholarships available for March 28-29 workshop, Hershey, PA

An interactive workshop focusing on child agricultural injury prevention in the Eastern United States is scheduled for March 28-29 at Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA.

“We’ll teach participants how to work with farmers and farm supervisors to protect children who live, work and play on farms and ranches,” said Marsha Salzwedel, M.S., National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety. “Our first workshop, held last August in Wisconsin, included participants from producer groups, insurance, FFA, healthcare, Extension, agribusiness, public health and media.”

The workshop is designed for those who work in or with the agriculture industry, and wish to improve their knowledge and dissemination of child agricultural injury prevention strategies. The early bird deadline is March 1 ($199 registration fee), and scholarships are available to assist with the cost of registration. More information, including the registration link, is available at www.marshfieldresearch.org/CAIP-Workshop.

The National Children’s Center, a program of the National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, is co-hosting the workshop with Penn State University and the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health, part of Bassett Healthcare.

Westfield Insurance, John Deere and the National Farm Medicine Center are co-sponsoring.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the leading causes of injuries to children who are either working or playing on farms;
  • Describe interventions most likely to be effective in preventing childhood farm injuries; and
  • Identify their (and their organization’s) unique role in helping farm children grow up happy and healthy.

“Protecting our children needs to be a priority,” Salzwedel said. “A youth dies in an agricultural incident about every three days in the United States.”

For more workshop information, email nccrahs@marshfieldresearch.org or call 1-800-662-6900. The National Children’s Center is funded in part by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Incident Report

Below is a recent child ag injury incident:

 Northmor student, 16, dies from injuries at farm job

https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2019/02/05/northmor-high-student-dies-injuries-sustained-work-farm-accident-knox-county/2776271002/

Join us to learn more about preventing these types of injuries

CAIP Workshop

March 28-29, 2019

Hershey, Pennsylvania

Early bird registration deadline is March 1st.

For more information, visit https://www.marshfieldresearch.org/CAIP-Workshop_Hershey

Child Ag Injury Incidents

Below are some child ag injury incidents which have occurred over the last few weeks. Thanks to Steven Oesch for sharing ATV incidents.

Farm accident claims teen’s life

https://custercountychronicle.com/farm-accident-claims-teens-life/?fbclid=IwAR1wea_PtyvpR5sLf35KwPLZEpfUpUjMApyNY4UU7ZT3jZY8fu-ulWqF8rQ

Farm accident sends farmer’s daughter to hospital

http://www.dairyagendatoday.com/News.aspx?nid=17594

Man killed in Pompey crash with combine (14 year old injured)

https://cnycentral.com/news/local/lafayette-man-killed-in-pompey-crash-with-combine-farm-truck

Father, 9 year old son killed in Provo farm fire

https://www.ksl.com/article/46425542/father-9-year-old-son-killed-in-provo-farm-fire

Child dies in farm accident in Maxatawny Township

https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/child-injured-in-farm-accident-in-maxatawny-township

Darcy, 2, dies n farm accident

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/darcy-membrey-2-dies-in-farm-accident/news-story/7c636fad50053332754e3b48fbbbb4a2

Follow up:  Cheerful boy who died after hit by bin tractor on family farm remembered by heartbroken family

http://expressdigest.com/cheerful-boy-who-died-after-hit-by-bin-tractor-on-family-farm-remembered-by-heartbroken-family/

Mother and daughter electrocuted in New year’s Eve farm tragedy

http://expressdigest.com/mother-and-daughter-electrocuted-in-new-years-eve-farm-tragedy-south-west-of-cairns-queensland/

Mother dies in Polk County crash with farm truck (3 children injured)

https://www.koin.com/news/crashes/mother-dies-in-polk-county-crash-with-farm-truck/1644323357

Northland boy now stable after being critically injured in motorbike accident (on a farm)

https://www.stuff.co.nz/northland/109579139/northland-boy-now-stable-after-being-critically-injured-in-motorbike-accident

Farming partnership fined after child injured by ATV on Devon farm

http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2019/january/farming-partnership-fined.htm

Follow up stories:

CNY farmer sentenced to jail for death of 14-year-old boy

Syracuse.com

CNY farmer sentenced to jail for death of 14-year-old boy … Park, the farmer held responsible for the Alex’s death after a farm equipment accident, was …

Devon farm fined £28000 after child injured in ATV accident

Agriland.co.uk

A Devon farming partnership has been forced to pay out more than £33,000 after a young boy suffered a serious leg injury when an all-terrain vehicle …

To review a growing national collection of news articles reporting injuries and fatalities, please visit www.AgInjuryNews.org

AgInjuryNews.org

I wanted to take a moment to share some exciting news from Dr. Bryan Weichelt – the new AgInjuryNews.org system is now available! It still contains injury and fatality news clippings and reports, but has lots of new features, as well.

If you don’t have an account yet, please visit the website and sign up for one – its free!

If you already have an account, you will need to update your account, and Bryan’s email below contains instructions for that as well.

I hope you take a few minutes to check out the new website. I think you will find the upgraded system easy to use and packed with some very useful features.

Best regards,
Marsha

Registration is open for the Child Agricultural Injury Prevention Workshop in Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 9, 2019

CONTACT: Scott Heiberger

Heiberger.Scott@marshfieldresearch.org

715-389-7541

Child agricultural injury prevention workshop set for Hershey, PA, March 28-29

Farms are great places to grow up, but hazards are never far away. The death of a 4-year-old boy in Berks County, Pa., struck by a manure spreader on the final weekend of 2018, provided a sobering reminder.

Learn how to safeguard the next generation of farmers and ranchers by attending the Child Agricultural Injury Prevention Workshop, March 28-29, in Hershey, Pa. The workshop will be limited to the first 60 registrants. Early bird deadline is March 1 ($199 registration fee). To register, go to http://www.marshfieldresearch.org/CAIP-Workshop. The workshop is designed for farm organizations, insurance professionals, healthcare providers, Extension, agribusiness, public health officials and media.

“By working together we can reach farmers with effective safety strategies,” said Marsha Salzwedel, M.S., National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.

The interactive workshop will focus on the agricultural practices and safety needs of the Eastern United States, enabling participants to:

  • Understand the leading causes of injuries to children who are either working or playing on farms;
  • Describe interventions most likely to be effective in preventing childhood farm injuries; and
  • Identify their (and their organization’s) unique role in helping farm children grow up happy and healthy.

The National Children’s Center, a program of the National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, is co-hosting the workshop with Penn State University and the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health, part of Bassett Healthcare.

Westfield Insurance, John Deere and the National Farm Medicine Center are co-sponsoring.

“Protecting our children needs to be a priority,” Salzwedel said. “A youth dies in an agricultural incident about every three days in the United States.”

For more workshop information, email nccrahs@marshfieldresearch.org or call 1-800-662-6900. The National Children’s Center is funded in part by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Child Incident Reports

Here are two recent child agricultural injury incidents:

 

Boy hospitalized after arm gets stuck in farm machinery

http://wibx950.com/boy-11-hospitalized-after-arm-gets-stuck-in-farm-machinery/

 

Father, 9-year-old son killed in barn fire were inseparable, family says

https://wgntv.com/2018/11/12/father-9-year-old-son-killed-in-barn-fire-were-inseparable-family-says/

 

 

To review a growing national collection of news articles reporting injuries and fatalities, please visit www.AgInjuryNews.org

Updates from Marsha

Hello CASN Participants,

CASN In-Person Meeting

It was a great meeting in Halifax, so I wanted to take a moment to thank those of you that could join us. Don’t forget to send your feedback from the meeting, along with a short summary of your announcements during the round robin.

Child Ag Incidents

We are currently working on upgrading the AgInjuryNews.org website, and between that work and the meeting last week in Halifax, we have fallen a bit behind on sharing incidents. Below are the incidents from the last month. Unfortunately, it is a long list.

 

4 year old boy dies after falling into feed mixer

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/crews-respond-to-farm-rescue-incident-in-salisbury-township/article_a5b29d2c-646c-11e8-8ed1-c76182382b40.html

 

High school student killed days before graduation after car slams into tractor

http://abc30.com/kerman-high-student-killed-after-car-slams-into-tractor/3551166/

 

Boy, 6, dies after getting caught in grain auger

https://www.ktvb.com/article/news/local/idaho/victor-boy-6-dies-after-getting-caught-in-grain-auger/277-561318450

 

8 year old boy recovering from farm accident

http://www.kwwl.com/story/38362819/2018/06/Wednesday/8-year-old-boy-recovering-from-farming-accident

 

Man kills snake and accidently shoots boy

http://nbc16.com/news/nation-world/sheriff-man-kills-snake-accidentally-shoots-9-year-old-roscoe-boy

 

Toddler hospitalized after tractor runs over his legs

http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article213227619.html

 

Deadly UTV crash in Athens area under investigation

http://www.wsaw.com/content/news/Deadly-UTV-crash-in-the-Athens-area-under-investigation-484773971.html

Obituary

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/wausaudailyherald/obituary.aspx?n=tucker-westfall&pid=189184401&fhid=23535

Follow up:  Grieving their teammate’s death, an emotional Athens baseball team makes it to the state tournament

https://www.wausaudailyherald.com/story/news/2018/06/06/athens-baseball-player-dies-team-rallies-get-wiaa-state-tourney/676395002/

 

Teen boy hurt in Wood County Tractor Mishap

http://www.wisconsinagconnection.com/story-state.php?Id=709&yr=2018

 

Man and girl killed in northwest Iowa tractor rollover

http://ux.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2018/06/25/tractor-rollover-iowa-man-girl-killed-northwest-pocahontas-county/731915002/

 

Canadian incident:

Young boy killed after acreage tractor accident near Lorrette

https://globalnews.ca/news/4294220/young-boy-killed-after-acreage-tractor-accident-near-lorrette/

Family brokenhearted after 4 year old dies in a farm accident

https://globalnews.ca/news/4300999/family-brokenhearted-after-a-four-year-old-dies-in-farm-accident/

 

 

Police: Child run over by farm tractor in Chester County

6abc.com

(WPVI) –. Police said a child was run over by a farm tractor in Chester County Monday night. … Investigators said it appears to have been an accident.

 

Farm accident claims life of 18 year old

Bennett County Booster (press release)

Pedro Dennis, age 18, of Philip, S.D., died on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital as a result of a farm accident. The accident

Follow up article: Australia – Backing the boy who almost lost it all on the family farm

https://www.warwickdailynews.com.au/news/brave-backing-the-boy-who-almost-lost-it-all-on-fa/3451356/

Follow up article: Toddler who lost both legs in tractor accident released from hospital

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local-news/toddler-who-lost-both-legs-in-tractor-accident-released-from-tampa-general

 

Follow up article: Fundraiser for girl injured in farm accident

https://www.starherald.com/news/local_news_briefs/fundraiser-for-girl-injured-in-farm-accident-to-be-held/article_dfa9fbec-b756-502f-b739-10a2e85a8a53.html

 

Updates from Marsha

 

Below are some recent child ag injury incidents:

  •  Indiana (U.S.) incident

Rural Goshen girl dies in farming accident

Goshen News

GOSHEN — A 3-year-old Goshen girl died of injuries she sustained in a farming accident late Friday night. According to Elkhart County Capt.

Girl, 3, dies following tractor accident in Goshen – WSBT-TV

  • Ireland incident:

A mother’s tribute: ‘We cannot imagine life without Neil’

Impartial Reporter

THE mother of the 17-year-old trainee mechanic who died in an accident at a farm on Tuesday this week says her husband has lost “his wingman, his …

  • New Zealand incident (thanks to Stephen Oesch for sharing):

Farming company, Greystone, fined $12000 after boy, 6, injured in quad bike accident while …

New Zealand Herald

A farming company has been fined $12,000 after a 6-year-old was injured in a quad bike accident in 2016. The victim was visiting the 60-acre (24ha) ..

 

To review a growing collection of news articles reporting injuries and fatalities, please visit www.AgInjuryNews.org.

To learn more about how you can help prevent these incidents, join us for the Child Agricultural Injury Prevention Workshop.

More information available at www.marshfieldresearch.org/caip-workshop.

Updates from Marsha

 

Below are some recent child ag injury incidents. Thanks to Mike Pate for sharing the first incident:

 

  • Boy, 3, rescued from 10-foot manure pit

http://6abc.com/boy-3-rescued-from-10-foot-manure-pit/3497175/?sf189915175=1

  • Same incident:

Manure pit traps 3-year-old under barn in Pennsylvania — ‘kind of like a quicksand’

Sacramento Bee

911 calls reported a 3 year old male had fallen into a manure pit on a farm and was unable to get out. The Incident Commander (Deputy 33) advised…

 

  • Electric fence sends 5 year old to the hospital:

http://www.butlereagle.com/article/20180517/NEWS12/705179870

 

  •  Ireland incident:

17 year old dies in incident involving tractor

https://www.farminguk.com/news/17-year-old-man-dies-in-incident-involving-tractor_49366.html

  •  Follow up article:

It’s one of those calls you never forget’: First responders welcome home boy after farm accident

Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3

He is back home in Livingston after a month-long stay in the hospital, recovering from near-deadly injuries in a farm accident, where he was trampled …

 

To review a growing national collection of news articles reporting injuries and fatalities, please visit www.AgInjuryNews.org

Updates from Marsha

 

Unfortunately, we have had some more child ag injury incidents (see below). Check out the green box below to learn more about how to prevent these types of incidents.

WWMT-TV

Heikes was from the Vicksburg area and Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller said unfortunately they respond to farm accidents like this every…

  • Follow up Article:

Boy recovering after farm accident returns home one month later

Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3

A little boy making a remarkable recovery from a  farm accident is back … one month after nearly dying when he was trampled by cattle on his farm.

 

Obit: http://mtstandard.com/news/local/obituaries/trystan-james-stratton/article_e7ae369f-895f-530c-bd30-8dfdd132c50d.html

 

Workshop information

Updates from Marsha

9 year old boy trampled by cattle

https://www.channel3000.com/news/9-year-old-boy-trampled-by-cattle-near-iowa-grant-county-line-officials-say/729002180

 

Rural incident, but unknown as of yet if it is farm related:

http://www.krtv.com/story/38014458/nine-year-old-boy-dies-in-jefferson-county-crash

 

To review a growing national collection of news articles reporting injuries and fatalities, please visit www.AgInjuryNews.org 

Updates on a Monday

Unfortunately, we have had another child fatality:

2 year old killed in tractor accident.

http://www.epbusinessjournal.com/2018/04/two-year-old-maverick-county-boy-killed-in-tractor-accident/

Recent Child Ag Injury Incidents

Nine year old boy trampled by cattle

https://www.channel3000.com/news/9-year-old-boy-trampled-by-cattle-near-iowa-grant-county-line-officials-say/729002180

Rural incident, but unknown as of yet if it is farm related:

http://www.krtv.com/story/38014458/nine-year-old-boy-dies-in-jefferson-county-crash

To review a growing national collection of news articles reporting injuries and fatalities, please visit www.AgInjuryNews.org