RuralNearly one million children ages 14 and under live on farms and ranches in the United States. Each year, approximately 70 children ages 14 and under die from injuries occurring on farms. Nearly 40 percent of farm deaths among children are due to machinery, and another 27 percent are due to drowning. In 2001, an estimated 15,888 injuries occurred to children 14 years of age or younger on U.S. farms. Children ages 10 to 14 account for nearly 60 percent of these injuries. An estimated 30 percent of all farm machinery-related childhood deaths and 32 percent of all farm-related childhood drownings are among children ages 4 and under.