During 1981, six hundred and two farming, industrial and chainsaw injuries were treated in four midland general hospitals (twenty-eight of these female). Two hundred and fifteen were major injuries and three hundred and eighty seven were minor. Farming accounted for two hundred and six of the injuries, industry for three hundred and forty and chainsaws for fifty seven. There was a peak of farming accidents during the summer months and a peak of industrial accidents in the 16-25 year age group. Thirty six of the fifty seven saw injuries were serious injuries to the head, neck and trunk. There were five fatalities during the year, three farming and two industrial, in the region. The majority of injuries could have been avoided.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Irish medical journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1984|