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Dies after falling into round hay baler today...................

Postby jltrent » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:38 pm

His grandson was with him as he was attempting to unclog his round baler while it continued to run. He was pull in and died. A very bad way to go.

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Postby Caustic Burno » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:46 pm

You only get to fail that IQ test once.
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Postby A.J. » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:58 pm

That's terrible. I won't even work on the baler with the tractor running and PTO off. I want everything shut off if possible. Not worth the risk of some freak accident happening. That would be a painful way to go.
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Postby greybeard » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:18 am

Well, there are very few 'good' ways to go, but that way isn't even close. Grandson learned a life lesson and a sad hard one at that. :(
Hate to hear about this kind of thing because it is so preventable, but every one of us here has taken a chance at one time or another.
rip papaw..your work here is done.
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Postby Lucky » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:29 am

I see that people that are raised on farms or in self employed construction type jobs do some dangerous things without thinking. I attribute it to not having safety drilled into them from working in a commercial type facility. At work we talk about safety non stop, at the ranch we rarely if ever talk about it. I feel bad for this man and his family, be nice to know the whole story.
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Postby ddd75 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:04 am

Lucky wrote:I see that people that are raised on farms or in self employed construction type jobs do some dangerous things without thinking. I attribute it to not having safety drilled into them from working in a commercial type facility. At work we talk about safety non stop, at the ranch we rarely if ever talk about it. I feel bad for this man and his family, be nice to know the whole story.


most people don't even think about putting their hand somewhere or reaching for something..etc.. I'm 100% safety here. I yell and yell at people about things.. they get mad, but when I tell them what would of just happened, then they look at me like.. oh .. ok thanks. I tell them I'm not trying to be mean, I'm trying to keep them from being hurt.
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Postby wbvs58 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:54 pm

Uggh not the best way to go.
About 6 months ago I think GB posted a news link about a guy that got pulled into a tree shredder he was working on, it was a bit north of me up near Gympie. A few months ago his work mates got charged with murder, apparently money was owed and drugs involved.

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Postby jltrent » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:12 am

Some updates have been added and still ongoing.......

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Postby millstreaminn » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:29 am

I used to hand cut corn stalks and feed them into the corn chopper. Dumb, dumb.
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Postby ez14. » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:43 am

There is a farmer that my employer is friends with, who got pulled into the beaters of a forage wagon. He survived but was bed ridden for a year and I guess I walks with a limp now. His wife ran the farm by herself for the whole year (I believe it's a 100 cow dairy)
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Postby sstterry » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:15 am

There was a young state trooper in Clinchvalley's area that was under a raised front end loader on his tractor and a hose gave way and he was crushed to death a couple of years ago. Never stand or work under anything held up by hydraulics!
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Postby millstreaminn » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:27 am

I always use my loaders as a man lift. Figured if a hose fails, it's a controlled ride to the ground.
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Postby skyhightree1 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:20 am

That sucks...
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Postby jltrent » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:23 am

sstterry wrote:There was a young state trooper in Clinchvalley's area that was under a raised front end loader on his tractor and a hose gave way and he was crushed to death a couple of years ago. Never stand or work under anything held up by hydraulics!
I remember that as it was close my wife's family. He was working on a Heston tractor and was between the tractor and loader. The loader came down and pinned him between it and the tractor. He had just bought a new Kubota tractor with a loader.
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Postby jehosofat » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:36 am

Man, I feel the worst for his poor grandson. It'll take a while for that young man to get over that.
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