Operational characteristics of tractors driven by children on farms in the United States and Canada.

@article{Marlenga2004OperationalCO,
  title={Operational characteristics of tractors driven by children on farms in the United States and Canada.},
  author={Barbara L Marlenga and William Pickett and Richard L. Berg and Dennis W Murphy},
  journal={Journal of agricultural safety and health},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={17-25}
}
Farm tractors are an important source of traumatic injury for children on farms. There is, however, no documentation about the age and size of tractors that children are operating and little information about the frequency with which rollover protective structures (ROPS) are used. This study described tractors that children on farms in the U.S. and Canada were operating by age, horsepower, and the presence of ROPS, according to the age and gender of the farm children involved. As a sub-analysis… CONTINUE READING

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