University of Illinois Extension

Farm Deaths: 2010 & 1986-2010

Type of Incident 2010* 1986-
2009*
Tractor 12 343
Farm Equipment (Other than tractors) 4 100
Grain Bins 6 65
PTO Related 1 18
Electrocution 1 27
Animal 0 20
Roadway Related 4 80
ATV 0 6
Manure Pit/Storage 0 7
Other 7 106
Total 35 772
     
Tractor Incidents
Overturns 4 188
Crushed by 0 8
Fell off and run over by 2 48
Run over while originally on ground 3 32
Pinned by 2 21
Other vehicle collided with tractor 1 23
Other 0 23
Total 12 343
Age of Victims
Under 5 years of age 2 13
Five through 14 3 40
Fifteen through 24 2 65
Twenty-five through 44 4 140
Forty-five through 64 11 244
Sixty-five and older 11 256
Unknown 2 14
Total 35 772

*1986-92, 2002, 2005-2010 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.