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Purdue study: Indiana farm
accidents claim 23 lives

By Steve Leer
September 26, 2011

Twenty-three people died in farm accidents in Indiana in 2010, the fourth consecutive year farm-related deaths totaled at least 20, according to a Purdue University study released Tuesday (Sept. 20).

The Indiana Farm Fatality Summary found that the leading causes of farm deaths were overturned tractors and workers being run over by farm machinery, said Bill Field, Purdue Extension farm safety specialist.

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