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#1 LilysDad OFFLINE  

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Posted June 25, 2013 - 08:45 AM

Farms have to be one of the most dangerous work environments I can think of. The only reason it isn't more widely publicized is probably because few workers are involved at one time. At the same time, because there are few workers on a private farm means there little monitoring of safety issues. Perhaps this news article could spur discussion about the many dangers that we may not be aware of. GTs are smaller than tractors, but they have their issues, too.

 

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Posted June 25, 2013 - 10:54 AM

Yes, the dust is highly explosive!  Even the dust from a bench grinder is also, but because of the small amount, it's not an issue.  Some farm equipment is filled with metal dust & chips from the manufacturing process to add weight to the toolbar, but then later an owner may weld or torch it to repair or modify, and there have been explosions that kill or mame.  The stuff inside the toolbar is confined, so it makes for  like a blast of dynamite!


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Posted June 25, 2013 - 12:31 PM

Yeah don't underestimate the Garden Tractor. I know a guy who ran a Construction Company and ran heavy equipment daily.

He was mowing the dike on his pond and flipped a Cub Cadet over on top of him. A 600 pond punch to the chest can do a lot of damage. It darn near killed him. There also was a guy drowned near here about a month ago and dropped his GT in the river while mowing. They were not sure if the mower killed him or just pinned him under water and he drowned?


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Posted June 25, 2013 - 01:13 PM

I know a guy who lives in Canada who works at a lumber mill. His sole job is to keep a door open so the dust can't build up inside. He makes good money just sitting in a chair all day.

 

I worked at a machine shop where we had to clean the top of the machines once a year to keep the dust from building up.


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Posted June 27, 2013 - 07:10 PM

Oh yes, let's put a fertilizer plant in the middle of town next to a retirement home and four schools!


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Posted June 28, 2013 - 07:59 AM

Oh yes, let's put a fertilizer plant in the middle of town next to a retirement home and four schools!

Or you could have a grain elevator right in the back yard.

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