Farm Injury

Tractor Rollover Accident

The Tractor Rollover Accident: Deadly for More than Operators

The tractor rollover is one of the leading causes of death for United States farmworkers. Annually, almost 100 people die in these accidents. There are several reasons why such an accident may occur; most of them are avoidable.   Causes for Tractor Rollover Accidents Speed is a factor for many of these accidents. Driving too …

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Heat Illness, Farm Injuries

Heat Illness Farm Injuries in the Central Valley

California sunshine is a thing most people consider desirable. It usually signifies beaches, fun and a carefree lifestyle. For tens of thousands of farmworkers, California sunshine with its blazing heat signifies heat related illness and, in some cases, death.? This is a serious problem regularly faced by those working in the fields. The Importance of …

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Pulmonary Disease

Pulmonary Disease and Farm Workers

Working in agriculture creates conditions ripe to cause higher rates of pulmonary disease in farm workers. Lung issues, including asthma and lung cancer, are possibilities. Higher-than-usual amounts of dusts, vapors and fumes are contributing factors. Additionally, particles associated with livestock, grains and pesticides create conditions that deteriorate the lungs. These types of dust particles have …

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