Wisconsin is home to a large number of farms. These farms provide dairy products and a variety of other goods to the rest of the country. Farms, like any type of industry, can be dangerous.
Agriculture and mining make up the two most dangerous industries in the United States. In 1996, the agriculture-related death rate was 21 people per 100,000 workers. The mining death rate was 25 people per 100,000 miners. The overall average in 1996 was 4 per 100,000 workers.
Tractors are the most dangerous piece of farm equipment on any farm. They are involved in between one third and half of all fatal farm accidents. When a tractor is involved in a fatal accident, it is most likely because the tractor overturned. Another problem is being run-over by the tractor or something attached to the tractor. When this injury pattern occurs, it is usually because a person fell off of the tractor and was run-over when the tractor kept going. The other option is that the tractor will run-over innocent bystanders that cannot be seen by the person driving the tractor.
People are also able to become entangled in parts of the tractor while performing maintenance or using the tractor for its various purposes.
If a person is not injured by a piece of machinery on a farm, animals are the other most likely cause of all farm accidents. Cows and other large animals are very heavy and have their own moods like people.
If you have been injured by a piece of farm equipment on a farm either through employment or a visit for fun, contact the Lake Geneva farm injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-242-2874.