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2018 USDA Budget Cuts Could Raise Injury Rates

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The 2018 USDA budget shows a 20% cut in discretionary spending. On the top of the list of agricultural programs getting the axe are education programs. These programs help inform farmers and workers about dangers and help to prevent injuries. Cutting these programs could cause a rise in farm injury rates. Few Farm Safety Programs Available Not long ago, Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota and other big farming states offered a large sampling of various …

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The Costly Aftermath of Farm Injuries

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A 6-year-old Wisconsin boy will undergo multiple surgeries to save his leg after he injured it climbing onto a skid steer on his family farm. His parents are thrilled their son survived, but now they are faced with the daunting task of covering medical bills.  Without a GoFund Me account, they would never be able to afford the hospital bills. Plus, they have only raised half of the amount they need. An estimated 33,000 children …

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Brush Hog Injuries Can Happen To You

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Even the most experienced farmer can find themselves injured by unsafe farm equipment. The brush hog is one of the most dangerous pieces of farming equipment. It’s important to remember, however, that no matter how many safety precautions you take, brush hog mowers are highly dangerous, and when you’re injured by one, the manufacturer may be responsible. Brush Hog Injury – An Account On May 26,  a 56-year-old horse farm owner was killed when he was …

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Did Your State Make the List of Highest ATV Deaths?

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Between 300 and 400 ATV-related deaths, occur each year. Most ATV accidents result from defective parts. These can cause vehicle-handling issues and a lag in response time. Unfortunately, this causes many people to roll their ATV. Manufacturers made these vehicles for driving off-road, but they still aren’t safe. Even though ATV  injuries are tragically common, certain states have reported a higher prevalence. Is your state on the list? Missouri has the fifth highest rate of …

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Burn Injuries Can Bankrupt Farmers

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Each year hundreds die or lose their livelihood from farm fires. Even a small fire can quickly burn out of control since many farms are not equipped to fight large fires. Because of the isolated area, firefights and other emergency personnel usually do not respond quickly.  This leaves the farmer or farm worker to take on the blaze him or herself, and unfortunately, this is when many injuries occur. The cost of the care afterward can …

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Can You Spot the Fatal Farm Hazard

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Farm deaths are on the rise. Over 22% more people are being injured or dying on a farm. Operating a vehicle and working with machinery are the most common sources of fatal injury.  When given a true account of how a farmer died, can you spot what went wrong? Do you know what rights you have after an injury or death? Situation #1 After working all morning on the skid steer, a farmer was happy to …

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The Top 5 Dangers on a Farm

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Farming is one of the most rewarding professions in the United States. Many farms have been in the same family for generations. It creates a bond within families while contributing to the community. On the other hand, it is also the most dangerous jobs in the world. Behind every corner, there could be potential hazards and/or threats. Almost 200 farm workers are injured on the job every day. We compiled a list of the most …

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Every 3 Days a Child Dies on a Farm

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Recently, National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety released a report concerning agricultural safety for children. The data they compiled was shocking. In the United States, a child will die in a farm-related incident every three days. In addition, every day, a farm will injury 33 kids in an agriculturally related accident. Marsha Salzwedel, a safety specialist with the National Children’s Center, therefore, explained which data the National Children’s Center used. “When we …

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What to Do After a Tractor Accident

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Unfortunately, it is a common occurrence on a farm. You or a co-worker is on a tractor, and something goes wrong. The tractor overturns. After this happens, do you know what to do? Do you know what steps to take to potentially save yourself or someone else? Steps After a Tractor Accident Farming accidents are one of the deadliest occupational injuries. Tractor accidents comprise almost half of all agriculturally related injuries. Therefore, the Farm Injury Resource …

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Did Your State Make the List of Most Farm Fatalities?

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, farming has one of the highest fatality rates of all occupations. Often farmers and farm workers receive little formal safety training and often work alone and far from reaching assistance if injured. On average,  one in every 29 farms in the United States will have an injury happen there. Even though farm injuries are tragically common, certain states have reported a higher prevalence. Is your state on the …

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