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Category: Farm Accidents

Gilson man killed in random accident while still atop tractor

September 24, 2013 Published in Farm Accidents,Firm News

Farming and agricultural work is among the most dangerous professions in the U.S. Farm workers are often tasked with operating heavy machinery, dealing with large animals, and working in general conditions that can be conducive to accidents. Yet even with the extra emphasis being placed in recent years on farm safety protocols in Illinois, the…

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Manure pits expose toxic gases to farm workers in Illinois

May 9, 2013 Published in Farm Accidents,Firm News

The agricultural, forestry and fishing industry is the most dangerous industry for workers in the U.S. Workers in this industry have a fatality rate eight times higher than any other industry combined. Farming is part of this industry and it continues to be plagued with safety hazards. One of the lesser-known safety hazards for farm…

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New technology may help during tractor accidents

May 1, 2013 Published in Farm Accidents,Firm News

Farming poses many risks for workers. One of the most dangerous risks for farm workers is being involved in a tractor accident. Tractor rollovers cause the most fatal farm accidents in the country, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. They report that roughly 250 fatal accidents are caused by tractor rollovers…

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Farming hazards pose a serious risk for children

April 3, 2013 Published in Farm Accidents,Firm News

The farming industry is not only dangerous for farm workers. A new study found that farm hazards are a significant safety risk for children in Illinois and throughout the country, with roughly 27,000 children being injured on farms every year. Farm injuries range from minor to fatal and many injuries are caused by industrial hazards…

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New safety standards proposed for grain bins

March 13, 2013 Published in Farm Accidents,Firm News

Grain bin accidents are a serious risk for farm workers in Illinois and throughout the country. One of the biggest risks of working with grain bins is how to safely enter the grain bin. While safety harnesses are helpful, they need to be connected to a secure safety line in the grain bin to help…

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