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Farm Bureau reports 9 Va. farming deaths in 2013

Thursday - 1/16/2014, 12:53pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Farm-related accidents in Virginia resulted in nine deaths in 2013, one less than the year before.

The Farm Bureau reported Thursday that most of the deaths were the result of tractor or equipment failures, and overturned tractors. Two deaths involved farm animals, while one death resulted after a fall from a hayloft.

The Farm Bureau says tractor-related deaths have accounted for the majority of farm deaths for the past two decades. Since 1994, 109 people have died when their tractors overturned. Fifty were run over by tractors or other farm equipment.


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