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Old 04-14-2010, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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TROY, Ohio (WDTN) - Steve Moore of Tipp City is thankful to be alive after being trapped in a sinking tractor.

The accident happened on Sunday, at a Martin Marietta gravel pit. Moore says he was driving the spreader to a field behind the pit, when he got too close to the water, the gravel gave way and a wheel slid.


Farmer escapes sinking tractor
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Farming is the most hazardous and deadly occupation in the land so I was told while living and working on one in the mid west. That was scary I'm sure.
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Old 04-28-2010, 01:23 AM
 
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Farming is the most hazardous and deadly occupation in the land so I was told while living and working on one in the mid west. That was scary I'm sure.

Yep, It's is a dangerous occupation. As numerous things happen on farms, which can easily result in injury - or even death.

Just last year, I heard about a farmer who got run over by a combine harvester here in Australia, all because his workman didn't realise he was under the machine and drove off after unloading. Unfortunately the farmer died soon after.
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:24 PM
 
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Two autumns ago we got two hurricanes and a gale just before the fall corn harvest season...needless to say it was quite muddy. This meant dragging trucks through the fields with tractors.

A neighbor farmer was towing his trucks with a big chain when it broke, the chain flew through the back window of the cab and wrapped around the farmers neck suffocating him nearly to death before the truck driver could stop and get into the cab to help him. Even then he was life-flighted out of the field.

In school I had kids that had step fathers because their real dads were killed while farming. Farm kids die too, whether from drowning in manure pits, to being kicked by cows or by tractor accidents.
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:06 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Yeah, farming is a lot more dangerous than a lot of people think. One farmer I know rolled over in a tractor when the thing slid a bit near a retaining wall, fell about 6 feet then rolled down a hill. Survived, boy was he lucky. But I suppose, better taking those risks than getting killed in the "hood" somewhere, or getting blown up on an oil rig, or stuck in a coal mine...
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:10 PM
 
Location: USA
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Yep, It's is a dangerous occupation. As numerous things happen on farms, which can easily result in injury - or even death.

Just last year, I heard about a farmer who got run over by a combine harvester here in Australia, all because his workman didn't realise he was under the machine and drove off after unloading. Unfortunately the farmer died soon after.
Yikes..... Lucky for him he did die soon after. Human chemicals to numb the pain only last so long before you really feel it.

Lucky for that farmer he survived.
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Old 05-05-2010, 03:32 AM
 
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Yikes..... Lucky for him he did die soon after. Human chemicals to numb the pain only last so long before you really feel it.

Lucky for that farmer he survived.
Agreed, It's better that he went quickly.

Apprently he was in a rush to move paddocks (fields) and thought that he would save time, by getting under the machine to pre-loosen the lugs, that attach the head to the feeder housing, so that they could then quickly lay the head on the trailer. Of course when it all started to move, this put him right in the path of the front drive wheels..and in a really horrific situation.
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