University of Illinois Extension

Farm Deaths: 2009 & 1986-2009

Type of Incident 2009* 1986-
2009*
Tractor 10 330
Farm Equipment (Other than tractors) 0 96
Grain Bins 2 59
PTO Related 1 17
Electrocution 0 26
Animal 0 20
Roadway Related 5 76
ATV 0 6
Manure Pit/Storage 0 7
Other 4 99
Total 22 736
     
Tractor Incidents    
Overturns 7 184
Crushed by 0 8
Fell off and run over by 0 46
Run over while originally on ground 0 29
Pinned by 2 19
Other vehicle collided with tractor 0 21
Other 1 23
Total 10 330
     
Age of Victims    
Under 5 years of age 0 11
Five through 14 0 37
Fifteen through 24 0 63
Twenty-five through 44 2 136
Forty-five through 64 11 233
Sixty-five and older 9 245
Unknown 0 11
Total 22 736

*1986-92, 2002, 2005-2009 data compiled from the clippings provided by the Illinois Press Association. It is estimated that the data reported includes 60-80 percent of the actual farm work deaths in Illinois in those years. Data for 1993-2001, 2003 were compiled using Illinois Press Association clippings and a survey of death certificates by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Epidemiological Studies.