Fatal Agricultural Injuries in Ontario from 1990 to 20082:

  • 542 people were killed in agricultural accidents;
  • The top five causes of agricultural fatalities in Ontario were machine rollovers (23%), machine run overs (21%), machine entanglements (8%), animal-related incidents, and being struck by a non-machine object (both 6%); and
  • 50% of fatalities due to toxic substance exposure were attributed to hydrogen sulfide (manure gas) poisoning.

4,756 agriculture-related hospitalizations injuries occured in Ontario from 1990 to 2008.  This resulted in an average of 264 admissions each year.

The top causes of agricultural injury hospitalizations in Ontario were animal-related and entanglement/caught in machinery (each with 16%), falls from height (14%), and machine run overs (10%).