High mortality among young farm workers

However the agency, the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, said the agricultural sector had the second highest fatality rate among youth workers in the US, with 21.3 deaths per 100,000 full-time equivalents compared to 3.6 per 100,000 across all industries.

A quarter of agricultural deaths were due to machinery, 17% due to motor vehicles and 16% due to drowning, the report said.