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Machinery accident - again
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DeadCarp    Posted 12-02-2002 at 22:11:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
The neighbor and his son were moving some implements around with a coupla tractors & gooseneck trailer, and the son backed the trailer over the middle of his 5-yr-old nephew. Luckily, he missed him when he pulled ahead - the little fella's critical in a Fargo hospital but he doesn't have much pelvis or hope left.
Last year a little local 8-yr-old girl put a TMR mixer in gear and ground up her brother. She can't go to school anymore & they're trying to get her to talk again.
Always be careful as you can folks. Remember machinery is inherently hazardous & way bigger than little kids.

Nathan(GA)    Posted 12-03-2002 at 18:01:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's one of my worst fears, injuring or killing one of my kids with machinery.

Sorry to hear about this. I'll remember those families!

Lynch in E.TX    Posted 12-03-2002 at 14:43:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
YOU ARE EXACTLY CORRECT....machinery is very dangerous...back in the 60's a buddy of mine got his arm pulled into a potato combine...spent years tryin to fix it...he did his science fair project on the reconstruction of his was about a 30% sucsess.

steve II JD4000    Posted 12-03-2002 at 14:05:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Rule One.... Take the Key OUT the Tractor!
Rule Two.... Lock Tractor DOORS! (if tractor has doors, a 4020 does't)
Rule Three.. Know Where the Kids Are!
well every one I bit of worry about this. as I am a farmer and married no kids yet.. my sisters have kids now and they come around me there's 5 of them running lose!!!! Other Problem is that I am deaf so I have to find ways to keep eye on them all that wont be easy for me as I been farming by my self for 20 years. Kids been asking about riding in front of Loader I said no and Mean NO.

mike    Posted 12-03-2002 at 11:52:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Last week we had a 36 year old neighor back a
4650 John Deeere into a lagoon (manure pit) and
drowned.The pit was 8 ft deep, he was 40 ft out
and they couldn't get to him in time.

cowgirlj / DeadCarp    Posted 12-03-2002 at 08:21:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just recieved an email from a friend of mine that got me to thinking.....
If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

cowgirlj    Posted 12-03-2002 at 08:07:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What sad and horrifying news. Those poor families. I too will bow my head for them.

LH    Posted 12-03-2002 at 06:50:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry to hear that DeadCarp, will put the little fella on my prayer list

Mike D.    Posted 12-03-2002 at 06:12:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am sad to read this. These little people are so curious and so fast. There is no way you can watch them and equipment at the same time. It is another painful reminder that we have to be vigilent with children and farm equipment. Poor families, hard news to handle. I'll put them on our 'talk with the Maker' list. Regards- Mike D.

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