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#1 FixItCharlie OFFLINE  

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Posted June 10, 2015 - 08:08 PM

Did anyone else see this. It looks like someone not paying attention to what they were doing.

 

http://www.foxnews.c...tcmp=latestnews

 

One of the things at work is never get complacent no matter how many times you do something always look at the safety hazards involved. For me as I am getting closer to retiring I remind myself that I wish to live & be able to retire every day.

 

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Posted June 10, 2015 - 09:45 PM

Mixers give NO mercy and no chance of survival if there's nobody there to shut  things down immediately.  He was likely shredded to bits.  What a shame.  I pray for his family.


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 10:44 PM

So Sad and so unfortunate. 


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Posted June 11, 2015 - 06:38 AM

Nothing can express the horror of the family right now, I'm sure.
Prayers for recovery to the survivors and that his suffering was over quickly.
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Posted June 11, 2015 - 07:23 AM

I've read on the internet that farming is among the most dangerous jobs in the world. In this instance, I think the internet is right.


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Posted June 11, 2015 - 07:34 AM

Ours is a 3 anger mixer and I will never climb into it with the tractor running. Scared somehow the hydraulic valve could kick in hear. Would be a horrible death.
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Posted June 11, 2015 - 07:48 AM

That's sad to hear, such a young age too.

 

Our neighbor lost his life moving grain. Dad and the other two brothers were harvesting, he was loading corn into the elevator while they were bringing in trailers from the field for him. He reached down to sweep some corn in the chute, auger caught is sleeve and pulled him in. He was in his 30's I think also.


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Posted June 12, 2015 - 07:46 AM

You can NEVER be too "careful".


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Posted June 12, 2015 - 10:00 AM

We had the unfortunate happen here a couple of years ago and I cannot forget it. A young man was baling hay with a round baler. Something happened and he stopped to work on the baler while it was running. Got one arm caught in it and tried to use his other hand to free himself. The baler pulled that arm in also. They figure he was there for several hours before the neighbor drove by and noticed the tractor in the field running with no one around. Drove out there and found the young man. As I recall he was pronounced dead at the seen. These kind of accidents are so tragic and could be easily avoided by just shutting down the machinery before working on it. 



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Posted July 08, 2015 - 08:36 PM

It has been quite a few years but I remember an accident back in PA where a guy was pulled through a self-propelled harvester while feeding high moisture round bales through with out a head on it.


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