2010 Farm Related Fatalities

 
 
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There were 22 work related deaths on Alberta farms in 2010. Of the 22 deaths, 19 were males, 12 were 60 or over, and 3 were children. Four incidents were electrocutions, and another four involved either baling or moving bales. When farming please follow these precautions in order to keep yourself, your family and your workers safe.


Date
Age
Sex
Cause
Comments
1
March 3
37
Male
AugerVictim was removing grain auger from bin, auger came into contact with a power line and victim was electrocuted.
2
March 4
48
Male
Unknown complicationsVictim was injured in a farming incident in 1988.
3
March 4
78
Male
Crushed, asphyxiaVictim was removing large round bales off stack. As he removed one bale, the next bale fell onto him.
4
April 7
2
Female
DrownedVictim was found several feet from shore in a steeply banked dugout.
5
April 13
75
Female
Run-over, severe chest and abdominal traumaVictim was leaving a quanset when she was run-over by a semi-trailer.
6
May 20
12
Female
Fall, multiple blunt traumaVictim was trick riding on a horse when she fell and was dragged around the corral several times.
7
May 26
30
Male
ElectrocutionSprayer boom was lifted and came in contact with overhead wires. Victim was electrocuted as he exited equipment.
8
May 30
62
Male
Crushed, multiple blunt force injuriesVictim was lifting a large steel pipe with a manual hoist when it fell, hitting his head.
9
July 3
63
Male
Crushed, blunt injury to chestPinned between cab and bucket of mechanically unsafe bobcat.
10
July 22
22
Male
Lightning strikeVictim was fencing prior to a storm. Victim was leaving area when he was struck by lightning.
11
July 26
64
Male
Motor vehicle collisionVictim was driving a tractor with attached hay bine on the highway when he was hit from behind by a semi-trailer.
12
August 9
73
Male
Entanglement, multiple traumaVictim was baling and became entangled in the baler.
13
August 12
12
Male
CrushedVictim was found pinned under the shop door.
14
August 25
67
Male
Run-overVictim found in a field by witnesses who observed a tractor moving without a driver. It appears the victim had dismounted the tractor and been run over and dragged by the baler after failing to put the tractor in neutral.
15
October 8
76
Male
AsphyxiationTractor that victim was operating caught on fire.
16
October 14
56
Male
Blunt cranial traumaVictim had been baling, died later of a closed head injury, circumstances unknown.
17
October 17
74
Male
Chest traumaHit in chest by gas cap which coworker was cutting off a gas tank with a torch.
18
November 6
23
Male
Blunt force trauma to chestVictim was working on hydraulic system of a skid-steer digger when the hydraulics failed and the victim was pinned between digger arm and body of the machine.
19
November 18
61
Male
UnknownVictim was found near steel gate after herding buffalo. Possible head injury.
20
December 3
62
Male
ElectrocutionWas moving a grain auger with the help of another male when it collided with the overhead power lines.
21
December 3
54
Male
ElectrocutionWas moving a grain auger with the help of another male when it collided with the overhead power lines.
22
December 24
69
Male
CrushedVictim was chased by a bull and pinned against a gate.
 
 
 
 
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This information published to the web on March 9, 2011.
Last Reviewed/Revised on April 26, 2016.