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Farm Accidents

Discussion in 'Safety Issues' started by stock, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. stock

    stock Senior Member

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  2. robin yates uk

    robin yates uk Senior Member

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    my second wifes sisters husband is a farmer in the UK.. He should take meds for diabetes but often forgets resulting in some bizarre behaviour at times.Farmers seem to think having an accident is part of the job.
     
  3. oldtanker

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    My sisters husband shouldn't be allowed arounf equipment at all. He has injured himself many times. Like pinning his hand between at feeder and the bucket of a Bobcat because he reached out of the cab to pull some hay hanging off the bottom of the manure forks. 3 years ago wear a raggest jacket by a PTO shaft 1000 RPM his jacket not snagged and it jerked him down onto the shaft. He hit his head and was unconscious for about 5 minutes. The thing that saved him was the jacket was so old that i was torn from his body. That was just 2 of many accidents he has had. Any equipment can be dangerous and should be treated with respect. I don't understand the attitude that farming accidents are normal.

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  4. robin yates uk

    robin yates uk Senior Member

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    my wifes sisters husband is exactly the same, broken toes, arms, leg, scars. His father was the same. Only farmer I knew who travelled about in a disabled cart, 3 wheeler, electric supplied by the UK Health Service