Indiana’s farm fatalities decreased last year for the first time in three years.
An annual report by Purdue University shows that 20 Indiana residents died last year in farm-related accidents, down from 28 in 2008 and 24 in 2007.
The report says three of the deaths resulted from tractor rollovers, while six people died when they were run over by a tractor or implement.
Four workers at commercial grain facilities died after they were entrapped in grain.
The report also says three Indiana children under age 10 died from accidents involving farm trucks and skid loaders.
The full Farm Fatality Summary is available at http://www.farmsafety.org
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