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Farm accident kills 3 yr old child

Postby Son of Butch » Tue May 16, 2017 5:12 pm

Talk about sad news coming out of Wisconsin today...
A 3 year old was struck and killed by 5 year old brother driving a skid loader picking rock in a field with their mother.

I can't begin to imagine the grief that family must be experiencing.
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Re: Farm accident kills 3 yr old child

Postby Bright Raven » Tue May 16, 2017 5:28 pm

A nightmare!!! Not only the loss of the 3 year old but the guilt of placing the operation of a heavy piece of complex equipment in the care of a 5 year old! An absolute nightmare.
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Postby Brute 23 » Tue May 16, 2017 5:32 pm

Bright Raven wrote:A nightmare!!! Not only the loss of the 3 year old but the guilt of placing the operation of a heavy piece of complex equipment in the care of a 5 year old! An absolute nightmare.


Its a sad situation but I don't see how the driver being 5 plays in.
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Re: Farm accident kills 3 yr old child

Postby Alan » Tue May 16, 2017 5:42 pm

Brute 23 wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:A nightmare!!! Not only the loss of the 3 year old but the guilt of placing the operation of a heavy piece of complex equipment in the care of a 5 year old! An absolute nightmare.


Its a sad situation but I don't see how the driver being 5 plays in.


Not sure I'm following, but if a 5 yr old was truly driving any piece of equipment on his on it's ........ no 5 yr old should drive anything except a bike, tricycle or battery operated little kid toy.
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Re: Farm accident kills 3 yr old child

Postby Bright Raven » Tue May 16, 2017 5:45 pm

Brute 23 wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:A nightmare!!! Not only the loss of the 3 year old but the guilt of placing the operation of a heavy piece of complex equipment in the care of a 5 year old! An absolute nightmare.


Its a sad situation but I don't see how the driver being 5 plays in.


I am only wondering as a parent if the mother will blame herself for trusting a 5 year old to run a skid steer. That is pretty young to even allow them to operate a tractor.
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Re: Farm accident kills 3 yr old child

Postby Bright Raven » Tue May 16, 2017 5:46 pm

Alan wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:A nightmare!!! Not only the loss of the 3 year old but the guilt of placing the operation of a heavy piece of complex equipment in the care of a 5 year old! An absolute nightmare.


Its a sad situation but I don't see how the driver being 5 plays in.


Not sure I'm following, but if a 5 yr old was truly driving any piece of equipment on his on it's ........ no 5 yr old should drive anything except a bike, tricycle or battery operated little kid toy.


That was my concern and that the mother might have a sense of guilt.
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Re: Farm accident kills 3 yr old child

Postby Son of Butch » Tue May 16, 2017 5:48 pm

Brute 23 wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:A nightmare!!! Not only the loss of the 3 year old but the guilt of placing the operation of a heavy piece of complex equipment in the care of a 5 year old! An absolute nightmare.


Its a sad situation but I don't see how the driver being 5 plays in.

I know, I know ya'll down south have been safely operating farm equipment since you were four years old.

A 5 yr old knows right from wrong and will carry the guilt of an oops resulting death for the rest of his life.
What he probably won't ever comprehend is that it isn't his fault that his brother is dead.
The fault lies with the parents poor judgment that put him in a position to cause such an awful oops!
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Re: Farm accident kills 3 yr old child

Postby Bright Raven » Tue May 16, 2017 5:51 pm

Son of Butch wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:A nightmare!!! Not only the loss of the 3 year old but the guilt of placing the operation of a heavy piece of complex equipment in the care of a 5 year old! An absolute nightmare.


Its a sad situation but I don't see how the driver being 5 plays in.

I know, I know ya'll down south have been safely operating farm equipment since you were four years old.

A 5 yr old knows right from wrong and will carry the guilt of an oops resulting death for the rest of his life.
What he probably won't ever comprehend is it isn't his fault that his brother is dead.
The fault lies with the parents poor judgment that put him in a position to cause such an awful oops!


Tragedy regardless. I think the mother will care some guilt too.
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Re: Farm accident kills 3 yr old child

Postby Son of Butch » Tue May 16, 2017 5:54 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
Son of Butch wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:
Its a sad situation but I don't see how the driver being 5 plays in.

I know, I know ya'll down south have been safely operating farm equipment since you were four years old.

A 5 yr old knows right from wrong and will carry the guilt of an oops resulting death for the rest of his life.
What he probably won't ever comprehend is that it isn't his fault that his brother is dead.
The fault lies with the parents poor judgment that put him in a position to cause such an awful oops!


Tragedy regardless. I think the mother will carry some guilt too.

As well she should! But I wouldn't wish that type of grief on anyone.
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Re: Farm accident kills 3 yr old child

Postby Brute 23 » Tue May 16, 2017 5:59 pm

No, its not uncommon for a 5 year old to do things of that nature. The little guy was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Its just part of life, sad things happen. He just as easily could have been killed in a car accident on the way to the grocery store. Its not always some one fault.
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Re: Farm accident kills 3 yr old child

Postby TCRanch » Tue May 16, 2017 6:03 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
Son of Butch wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:
Its a sad situation but I don't see how the driver being 5 plays in.

I know, I know ya'll down south have been safely operating farm equipment since you were four years old.

A 5 yr old knows right from wrong and will carry the guilt of an oops resulting death for the rest of his life.
What he probably won't ever comprehend is it isn't his fault that his brother is dead.
The fault lies with the parents poor judgment that put him in a position to cause such an awful oops!


Tragedy regardless. I think the mother will care some guilt too.

Some guilt??? She's lucky if she doesn't end up facing charges.
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Re: Farm accident kills 3 yr old child

Postby Jogeephus » Tue May 16, 2017 6:09 pm

That is terrible. What on earth was this mother thinking?
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Re: Farm accident kills 3 yr old child

Postby Alan » Tue May 16, 2017 6:10 pm

Brute 23 wrote:No, its not uncommon for a 5 year old to do things of that nature. The little guy was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Its just part of life, sad things happen. He just as easily could have been killed in a car accident on the way to the grocery store. Its not always some one fault.


I should be lurking and not posting........ but WOW! The kid is just out of diapers by a couple of years..... your wrong
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Re: Farm accident kills 3 yr old child

Postby Son of Butch » Tue May 16, 2017 6:11 pm

Brute 23 wrote:No, its not uncommon for a 5 year old to do things of that nature. The little guy was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Its just part of life, sad things happen. He just as easily could have been killed in a car accident on the way to the grocery store. Its not always some one fault.

Actually it almost always is. But I guess Texans just don't believe in taking personal responsibility.

A parent's number one responsibility is care and protection of their children, not the development of a 3 year old's
skill to pick cotton or rocks. As much as my heart goes out to her, this mother failed miserably on multiple counts.
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Re: Farm accident kills 3 yr old child

Postby wbvs58 » Tue May 16, 2017 6:15 pm

I don't think the issue is with the 5 yr old driving the skidsteer rightly or wrongly but if you do choose to let them operate it and I am one that would probably let my grandson do it then you must ensure that they do it in a safe environment for themselves and anyone around. The 3yr old should not have been within cooee distance of the machine.

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