Farm Safety. Federal and state statistics list agriculture as one of the most dangerous professions in the United States. Farming is one of the few industries in which family members oftentimes work and live on the same premises. That observation makes farm families at much higher risk for fatal and nonfatal injuries in the workplace compared to most other professions. Based on recent USDA data, 476 farmers and farm workers died from work related injuries, which resulted in a fatality rate of 26.1 deaths per 100,000 workers. Tractor Overturns of the leading cause of death for farmers and farm workers, the most effective way to prevent tractor related injuries and deaths is to make sure that tractors have properly installed and maintained rollover protective structures. Ropes in place. It's been estimated that less than 60% of the approximately 4.4 million farm tractors that were in the U.S. were properly equipped with ropes. It's also probably best not to have children riding on a tractor when the tractor will be in vulnerable positions for a rollover. Safety director Debbie Barba is emphatic about the importance of a safety plan on every farm. Speaker2: Every producer should have one, whether they're in the livestock industry, if they do specifically crops. Safety plans are important not only for insurance wise, but also it's that investment in their people. Speaker1: Rollover protection.