With a fatality rate of 21.3 per 100,000 workers, farmers and ranchers have the ninth most dangerous occupation.
Over half the fatalities on farms stem from tractor accidents, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. On ranches, all-terrain vehicle accidents are the most likely to kill workers.
Technical advances, including rollover protection for tractors, have reduced fatalities in the last few decades. Nonetheless, farming and ranching remains a very dangerous occupation.