2012 Alberta Farm Related Fatalities

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In 2012 there were 10 deaths investigated by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner that were related to farming.

Nine of the deceased were male.

The average age of the deceased was 48. Two of the deceased were children aged less than 18. Seniors aged 65 or greater accounted for 30 percent of the farming deaths.

Sixty percent of all the incidents resulting in deaths occurred in north rural Alberta (any place north of Red Deer excluding the City of Edmonton).

There were two deaths confirmed in the month of February and two in the month of September. The remaining deaths occurred equally throughout the rest of the year.

Seventy percent of the incidents were related to machinery (this includes being caught in, crushed by, struck by, collision with another object, machinery rollovers, flips, etc.). Two of the machinery-related deaths involved a tractor or combine. Two of the machinery-related deaths involved an ATV. Thirty percent of the deaths were caused by non-machinery related incidents. These incidents included a drowning, a fall and collapse of a bunker.

There were no deaths reported in 2012 involving animals.

This information is provided by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

For more information on farm-related fatalities, go to the Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting.
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This information published to the web on April 29, 2013.
Last Reviewed/Revised on October 24, 2017.