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Pitch    Posted 07-01-2004 at 16:01:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Today as I was doing my route I came upon a crew of guys cutting scrub trees in a lot preparing to put in a new house. Naturally they had a wood chipper in use and there was wood coming out of the chute so it was running. On the feed side I saw Legs and about three inches of a torso. The yahoo operating it actually had his head and upper body in an operating machine! Go figure.

deadcarp    Posted 07-01-2004 at 18:20:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
My cousin once taught a farm safety class. Of course they spent alot of time studying PTOs. Among other things, they figured out the speed involved in silo-fillers and if one were tending it with a pitchfork, how long the fork handle would have to be in order to let go in it time before it yanked you in. The handle would have to be 13 feet long.

Taylor Lambert    Posted 07-01-2004 at 17:11:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was reading a safety report the other day about a fella the was pushing a jammed limb in with his feet pulling himself in bu tugging on the infeed hopper. The jam broke loose and he went with it. Some folks think saving time is worth the risk. Ive seen alot of uncalled for risks taken to save time like that. I worked with a man whos dad was an investigator and he called one day at quitting time saying to meet him on a road near by he had a call to attend to and we went. There was a newer Deere tractor sitting in a hay field wit hthe baler on fire. We went to see it and I shut the tractor off. We smelled some thing burning and aftert he fire was put out saw a decapitated body inside the baler. What happened was the baler clogged and he got off to unstop it with the pto in gear and it pulled him in and a belt or bearing over heated and set the thing on fire. It just takes one slip up, or moment of inattension and your dead.

DigitalMat    Posted 07-01-2004 at 17:09:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey! Maybe that's what really happened to "burlap bag boy" in the earlier message!

Clod    Posted 07-01-2004 at 16:08:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
This begs the question,,Was it running??????????

Pitch    Posted 07-01-2004 at 16:25:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
There was material coming out of the discharge chute.

Clod    Posted 07-01-2004 at 17:07:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Did they ask about installing a ring in their navel? The world is getting more crowded with folks who can not think for themselves.>>WISELY<<<

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