Tractors and agricultural machines are the hazards most often implicated in farm work fatalities in Wisconsin. In 2020, our program partnered with the National Farm Medicine Center in Marshfield, Wisconsin to study all farm work-related fatalities in the state for 2017 and 2018. Our work found 41 deaths in 2017, and 34 in 2018. Analysis for 2019 and 2020 will be released in fall 2022.
Tractors were the source of the majority of non-highway fatalities, and machinery is often the agent involved in entanglement, amputation injury, crushing, and other forms of non-fatal injury.
These Farm Fatality Summaries Can be Found Here: