Updates

Delivering child care in agricultural communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2019

CONTACT: Scott Heiberger
heiberger.scott@marshfieldresearch.org
715-389-7541

Delivering child care in agricultural communities
New resource provides “road map” to keep kids safe while parents work

At a time when agricultural employers are struggling to find workers, access to quality child care can aid in worker recruitment, improve retention and boost employee morale.

A new resource, “Roadmap for delivering child care in agricultural communities,” can help ensure that children of workers are kept safely away from dangers on the farm.

“Providing adequate child care services for farm workers is beneficial to both employers and workers, as well as the children,” said Barbara Lee, Ph.D., director, National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety. “Making sure the children of workers are kept safely away from dangers on the farm can improve productivity, reduce absenteeism, and improve public relations.”

The resource, developed with input from agricultural business owners, human resources directors, insurance providers, Head Start child care specialists and farm worker parents, is part of the, “Protecting Children While Parents work in Agriculture” project, an initiative of the National Children’s Center and Migrant Clinicians Network. Funding is provided by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

“The Roadmap is designed to assist individuals and organizations in identifying challenges and assets within their local regions regarding child care services for children of agricultural workers,” said Lee, one of the Roadmap’s contributors. “This local knowledge, combined with the references and resources in the Roadmap, will pave the way for developing an action plan that can help foster access to child care.”

The Roadmap will walk stakeholders through each step on the road to accessible child care. It breaks down the processes of conducting a needs assessment, building a team of stakeholders, identifying funding sources, and implementing and marketing new child care services to those in the community.  Utilizing community resources and links to existing organizations and featured model programs, the workbook will guide businesses to implement the services needed to cultivate their growing community.

Click here for the full release.

$20,000 child agricultural injury prevention grants available

$20,000 child agricultural injury prevention grants available: submission deadline Aug. 19

Proposals are being accepted by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety for grants up to $20,000 to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury. Application deadline is August 19, 2019.

Highest priority will be given to projects that:

Since 2002, 58 projects have been funded. For information on eligibility, how to improve your chances of being funded, submitting a proposal and frequently asked questions, go to www.marshfieldresearch.org/nccrahs/mini-grants. Or contact Marsha Salzwedel, salzwedel.marsha@marshfieldresearch.org; 715-389-5226 or 1-800-662-6900 option 8.

Child Agricultural Injury Prevention Workshop set for Sept. 17-18 in Hershey, Pa, during National Farm Safety Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 11, 2019

CONTACT: Melissa Ploeckelman

ploeckelman.melissa@marshfieldresearch.org

715-389-5387

 

Child Agricultural Injury Prevention Workshop set for Sept. 17-18 in Hershey, Pa, during National Farm Safety Week

About every three days, a child dies in an agriculture-related incident, and another 33 children are injured daily. Learn how to help protect the future of agriculture by attending the Child Agricultural Injury Prevention Workshop, Sept. 17-18, in Hershey, Pa.

The interactive workshop is designed for those who work in the agricultural industry and want to improve their knowledge and dissemination of child agricultural injury prevention strategies. It is ideal for farm organizations, insurance professionals, agribusiness, bankers and lenders, healthcare providers, Extension, FFA Advisors, public health officials and media.

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.

The interactive workshop will take place in the middle of National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 15-21, and is the final workshop in a series of four. Previous workshops were held in Wisconsin and Iowa, and the third workshop will be in Lexington, KY on August 6-7.

“I can’t think of a better way to observe National Farm Safety and Health Week,” said Linda Fetzer, Extension Associate with the Penn State University Agricultural Safety and Health Program. “We’ll coach participants on how to work with farmers and farm supervisors to protect children who live, work and play on farms and ranches.”

The workshop will be held at Hershey Lodge, a full-service resort in central Pennsylvania, just 90 minutes from Philadelphia and two hours from Washington, D.C. Area attractions include Hershey’s Chocolate World, historic Gettysburg, and Lancaster County, known for its Amish culture.

The early bird deadline is August 16 ($199 registration fee; $249 after Aug. 16). Scholarships are available to assist with the cost. More information, including the registration link, is available at https://www.marshfieldresearch.org/CAIP-Workshop_Hershey

The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, a program of the National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, is co-hosting the workshop with Penn State Extension and the Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, part of Bassett Healthcare Network.

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

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

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Child Ag Incidents and Fatalities Reported

Below are some recent injury incidents and follow up articles. Thanks to Lamar Grafft, Alma Jordan and Amy Rademaker for sharing incidents:

4 year old boy run over by tractor:

https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2019/07/4-year-old-boy-run-over-by-tractor.html

 

Minnesota Teenager killed in car-tractor crash:

https://kdhlradio.com/minnesota-teenager-killed-in-car-tractor-crash/

 

Another ATV crash results in teen being airlifted to hospital:

https://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/local/another-atv-crash-results-in-teen-being-airlifted-to-hospital/article_61c436ba-6a14-513c-b58c-6cb90b21f1a4.html

 

Girl, 14, killed and five others hurt in crash on farm road:

https://www.1011now.com/content/news/Blair-girl-14-killed-and-five-others-hurt-in-Friday-crash-512287522.html

 

Reno County child dies in tractor accident:

https://www.hutchnews.com/news/20190702/reno-county-child-dies-in-tractor-accident

Follow up:

https://www.kwch.com/content/news/Child-killed-in-Reno-County-farming-accident-512148822.html

 

Child dies from injuries after ATV crash:

http://www.ipamediaservices.com/Documents/ffffffff/p11_Articles/00/00/00/50/61/68/articles.pdf

 

Farm worker, 18, killed in Tulare County tractor accident:

https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article232350332.html

 

Crash kills 12 year old boy:

http://www.wfmj.com/story/40723692/southington-crash-kills-12-year-old-boy

 

Company fined after child seriously injured in road accident (agritourism?):

https://press.hse.gov.uk/2019/07/09/company-fined-after-child-seriously-injured-in-road-traffic-incident/

 

4 family members drown in pond:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/4-of-family-drown-in-bharatpur-pond/articleshow/70016235.cms

 

Four year old boy dies after farm accident:

https://www.farminguk.com/news/four-year-old-boy-dies-after-farm-accident_53436.html

Same incident:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lancashire-48950752

 

Daughter dies after ATV crash on farm:

https://www.farminguk.com/news/ben-goldsmith-s-daughter-dies-after-atv-crash-on-farm_53418.html

 

Four year old Ontario boy killed in farming accident:

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/four-year-old-ontario-boy-killed-in-farming-accident-police-1.4481238

 

Farming accident leaves 10 month old child injured

https://www.tchdailynews.com/2019/06/20/farming-accident-leaves-10-month-old-child-injured-in-platteville/

 

Teen in hospital after farm accident:

https://www.ksn.com/news/local/teen-in-hospital-after-farm-accident/

 

19 year old: Maine man dies after falling into manure pit at farm:

https://www.wcvb.com/article/turner-man-hospitalized-after-falling-into-manure-pit/28274562

Follow up:

https://fox23maine.com/news/local/community-mourns-loss-of-turner-man-in-farming-accident

Child Ag Injury Incidents

Thanks to Robin Anderson, for sharing this interesting article on a father who was found criminally negligent for operating a skid steer with his sons in the bucket:

Father Guilty of Criminal Negligence in Death of Four-Year-Old Son

http://www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca/news_item.php?NewsID=109616

 

Thanks to LaMar Grafft for sharing this tweet:

LaMar also shared this update: “Sadly, the 13 year old girl that I sent you information on has died. It is only on my twitter feed, and I do not have any more information.”

 

Canadian incident:

9 Year old killed in farming accident

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/9-year-old-killed-in-farming-accident-near-calgary/ar-AABmva2

 

Australian incident:

Teen leg amputated on-site after accident on farm

https://7news.com.au/news/accidents/teenagers-leg-amputated-on-site-after-accident-while-working-on-queensland-farm-c-103172

 

U.S. incident:

13 Year old boy in OHV rollover crash taken by helicopter to UIHC with life-threatening injuries:

https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/public-safety/13-year-old-monticello-boy-in-linn-county-ohv-rollover-crash-taken-by-helicopter-to-uihc-with-life-threatening-injuries-20190505

 

 

Other news:

Iowa CAIP Workshop mentioned in Chad Moyer’s blogspot

http://chadmoyer.blogspot.com/2019/05/thursday-may-9-ag-news.html

 

Join us for the CAIP  workshop featured in this blog and learn how to help prevent child ag injuries and fatalities. For more information on the workshop, visit https://www.marshfieldresearch.org/CAIP-workshop_iowa

 

Marsha

 

New Opportunity

Greetings,

My name is Kyle Koshalek, a research coordinator through the National Farm Medicine Center in Marshfield, WI. We will be in the Des Moines area June 24-27 for the International Society of Agricultural Safety and Health Conference (ISASH), and we would like to invite local rural fire and EMS to participate in our Rural Firefighters Delivering Agricultural Safety and Health training program (RF-DASH). We’ll be flying in our trainers from across the country and will be offering the training at no expense to the trainees. Below you will find some links giving more information on the project. You will also find an attached newsletter that we send out to all of our members on the news/updates of the project.

Here is our project website: http://umash.umn.edu/portfolio/rural-firefighters-delivering-agricultural-safety-and-health-rf-dash/

And here is a highlight video about the program: https://players.brightcove.net/1964492288001/default_default/index.html?videoId=5850970308001

If you are interested and would like to attend, or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me or the RF-DASH project group: rfdash@marshfieldresearch.org . If you know of any other departments, or anyone specifically that may be interested, let us know!

Thanks for considering!

Thank you,

Kyle Koshalek

koshalek.kyle@marshfieldclinic.org

 

 

 

 

CASN Updates

The CASN dinner meeting will be at the Iowa Taproom on Tuesday evening. Meeting details will be coming out within the next day or so and posted on the Meetings and Minutes Tab. Please note that we will be sending the meeting information out to everyone who is currently on the CASN email list, but you are welcome to share it with others in your centers or anyone who is interested in child agricultural injury prevention.

One other item we would appreciate your assistance with: ISASH, GPCAH, CS-CASH and NCCRAHS will be co-hosting the Child Ag Injury Prevention Workshop that is co-located with the ISASH Conference on June 23-24, 2019. If you register for both events, you can save $50. Visit https://www.marshfieldresearch.org/CAIP-workshop_iowa to find out more about this workshop. I have also attached a flyer with workshop information. Please help us spread the word about this workshop by sharing this information within your networks.

There will also be workshops in Lexington Kentucky (August 6-7) and Hershey Pennsylvania (September 17-18), which will be co-hosted by Ag Centers, if you cannot make the Iowa workshop. See https://marshfieldresearch.org/CAIP-Workshop for more information.

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SAVE THE DATE!

Please mark your calendars for the 2020 ASCHCA Summit and share this with your networks!

Thanks, Marsha

SAVE THE DATE!

North American Agricultural Safety Summit, Raising Safety 2020: Cultivating a Culture of Safety, March 19-20, 2020, at Bally’s of Las Vegas, NV. The summit will match evidence-based safety interventions with production practices and emerging safety issues. Network with agricultural safety and agribusiness leaders; gain access to best practices and programs for agricultural workers. Hosted by the Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America (ASHCA). #ASHCA2020 http://ashca.org

Please spread the word! Use the media kit at http://ashca.org/2020-safety-summit/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make your agritourism corn box into a sand box, safety experts urge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 21, 2019

CONTACT: Melissa Ploeckelman

ploeckelman.melissa@marshfieldresearch.org

715-389-5387

Make your agritourism corn box into a sand box, safety experts urge

An increasingly popular agritourism activity – providing corn or other grains for children to play in – raises safety concerns that are detailed in a new resource from the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.

Choking, allergies, animal feces, poor ventilation, inadequate supervision and crowding can occur, especially in repurposed grain bins. The one-page resource, “Safety Concerns: Grain Boxes and Play Bins,” suggests safer alternatives to grain.  https://safeagritourism.org/wp-content/uploads/2019-03-14-Corn-Box-Play-Bins.pdf

“In addition to the immediate safety concerns, corn boxes send an unsafe message,” said Marsha Salzwedel, M.S., agricultural youth safety specialist with the National Children’s Center, part of Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Marshfield, Wis. “When we let children play in grain, we are telling them, ‘This is okay and fun.’ When they go to a regular farm situation, they are going to associate the grain bin and grain with playtime, and not with risks such suffocation, falls and mechanical equipment.”

Sand is a tried-and-true alternative to corn, Salzwedel said, and dirt can work too. Toy farm equipment can be added to sand boxes and sand/dirt tables. Water tables are another fun alternative.

“People from the agriculture industry started contacting us and asking what we thought of corn boxes,” Salzwedel said. “They were concerned about corn boxes and they asked, ‘what can we suggest instead’?”

More information on corn, sand and other agritourism topics can be found at www.safeagritourism.com.

Salzwedel and the National Children’s Center are members of the Grain Handling Safety Coalition (www.grainsafety.org/), a team from industry-related associations, agencies, and individuals dedicated to preventing grain handling injuries and fatalities.

The coalition will host the National Stand-Up for Grain Safety Kickoff Event on March 25 at the Asmark Agricenter in Bloomington, Ill.

Click here for the full release.

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Child Ag Injury Incidents

Good afternoon CASN Participants,

Below are two recent injury child/youth incidents.

Shaylee received support from STARS (Little girl got kicked by a horse and taken to hospital)

https://www.marketscreener.com/news/Rocky-Mountain-Dealerships-Read-how-Shaylee-received-support-from-STARS–28108020/

Youth continues to improve, will bounce back after ATV accident

https://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com/story/news/2019/03/07/deal-continues-improve-bounce-back/3090089002/

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

 

~by: Marsha Salzwedel

child Ag Injury Incidents

Good afternoon CASN Participants,

Below are some recent child ag injury incidents:

Child flown to hospital after farm accident

https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/child-flown-to-hospital-after-farm-accident

Dundee area teen dies when tractor overturns

https://www.timesreporter.com/news/20190222/dundee-area-teen-dies-when-tractor-overturns

12 year old boy hurt in ATV rollover

https://khqa.com/news/local/boy-sustains-moderate-injuries-in-atv-rollover-02-25-2019

 

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

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.

Read the full release.

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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.

Click here for full release.

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