Spring 2018 Public life reporter. I am a junior studying investigative reporting. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-602-0681.
From 2003 to 2016, a total of 237 children died in agricultural work, according to a 2018 report by the Government Accountability Office.
Tractors tip over and crush the operator. Farmers drown in grain silos. Grain augers tear off limbs. Heads are scalped when hair gets caught in spinning tractor parts. These are just some of the dangers faced every day by farmers.