WRITER: LESLIE A. LOVELESS
CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Nov. 23, 1999
Johnson, Rautiainen publish research on farm death
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Investigators from the University
of Iowa's Institute for Rural and Environmental Health in the College of Public
Health have authored an article in the November issue of Wallaces Farmer discussing
the death of an Iowa woman.
The woman was killed last year during harvest time
when a seemingly stable grain wagon filled with soybeans tipped over, crushing
her. Investigators Wayne Johnson and Risto Rautiainen detail in their article
appropriate precautions farmers can take to prevent similar accidents.
The investigation was conducted by the Iowa FACE (Fatality
Assessment and Control Evaluation) program, a federally funded initiative
to better understand and prevent workplace fatalities in Iowa.
For more information about the study, contact Johnson
at (319) 335-4351 or Rautiainen at (319) 335-4887.
The Institute for Rural and Environmental Health is
in the Occupational and Environmental Health department of the College of
Public Health. Its primary purpose is to provide educational experience through
interdisciplinary research and teaching with respect to environmental factors
that affect health. A major emphasis is placed on the occupational health
problems in agriculture and industries.