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Fewer deaths from tractor rollovers

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Deaths from tractor rollovers have been dropping as farmers buy new tractors equipped with roll bars, reinforced cabs and seat belts or upgrade older ones with those features, according to the Associated Press. The AP reports tractor rollovers have long been the leading cause of death on U.S. farms. A study published last year by federal researchers found rollover deaths fell 28% over the past two decades, dropping from 5.5 deaths per 100,000 workers in 1992 to 3.6 deaths per 100,000 in 2007.

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