2014 Alberta Farm Related Fatalities

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As of November 18, 2015, the following farm-related deaths occurred in 2014 that were investigated by the OCME:

Breakdown by incident type:

3 animal related
8 machinery related (machinery related includes being caught in, crushed by, struck by, fall from, collision with another object, rollovers, flips, etc.)
1 ATV rollover
1 struck by falling object
2 chemical toxicity
2 fall from heights

The manner of death in all these cases was accidental.

Of 17 total deaths, 1 was a child (under 18), 16 were adults.

The average age of the decedents was 62.

Seniors aged 65 or greater accounted for 58% of the farming-related deaths.

13 of the deaths (76.5%) occurred in North Rural Alberta (north of Red Deer).

Males accounted for 15 of the 17 deaths.

Breakdown by seasons:

2 – January-March (winter)
6 – April-June (spring)
6 – July-September (summer)
3 – October-December (fall)

This information is provided by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner which investigates deaths as listed in the Fatality Inquiries Act.

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 June 10, 2015.
Last Reviewed/Revised on October 24, 2017.