The Economic Cost of Farm Tractor Rollover Deaths in New York

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Farm tractor rollovers account for one quarter of all fatal farm injuries, but their economic impact has not been studied previously. This study surveyed surviving family members of people killed between 1985 and 1987 in New York farm tractor rollovers and found the average expected income lost by each death was $243,615 (response rate=46%, N=12). Fatal farm tractor rollovers may cost New York more than $2 million a year in lost income. Nonfarmers account for 33 percent of these rollover deaths. These nonfarmers were not on a farm and were not doing farm work at the time of the fatal injury. Policy responses to the dangers of farm tractors should consider the risks to nonfarmers and should be cognizant of the costs that could be averted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-146
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of Rural Health
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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