US farm fatalities: An unpublicized epidemic
Date Written: 2014-08-18
Publisher: World Socialist Web Site
Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX16630
Hundreds of agricultural workers, including many child labourers, die in farming accidents across the US each year. With an official workplace fatality rate of more than 21 per 100,000, farming is the most dangerous occupation in America. It is also among the lowest paid and least regulated.