National Safety Council Says Agriculture is Missouri's Most Dangerous Industry
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National Safety Council Says Agriculture is Missouri's Most Dangerous Industry

Date: October 11, 2007
By: Courtney Cox
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: According to the National Safety Council, agriculture tops the list of most dangerous industries in Missouri. Courtney Cox has more on the story. RunTime:
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The next time you reach for an ear of corn, consider what it took to produce it.

Data from the National Safety Council shows agriculture is Missouri's most dangerous industry.

One in every 300 farmers is injured on the job each year.

This is about 10% higher than the average rate.

Mike Mulhall is a director for the National Safety Council of the Ozarks.

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Description: "The mom and pop, the family owned business in agriculture has always been the most dangerous."


Administration from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture and Natural Resources say agriculture has been dangerous for decades.

They attribute the high injury and fatality rates to the diverse work force, along with a lack of training.

From the state capitol, I'm Courtney Cox.