Farms are the heart of our nation. Farmers have worked hard throughout history in providing the resources we use every day and, in many cases, take for granted. Due to the amount of mental and physical work required with the job, there are dangers that happen within the occupation on a daily basis. At the turn of the 20th century, the industrial revolution had a huge impact on the farming community as work being done by hand, instead was done by machines. Unfortunately, the use of machines did not eliminate injuries that occur during the day-to-day operations of a working farm.
According to OHSA,
The following are common accidents seen on farms throughout the area:
Each situation is unique and there are a lot of factors to assess when a farm accident occurs. It is important to look at these factors to determine what additional steps can be taken to keep you safe while at work. Some of these factors may be preventable if certain steps are taken to ensure worker safety and caution.
Emergency preparedness– Farms are in rural areas where emergency services cannot be easily reached and
Age of workers– Farm workers vastly differ in age with accidents occurring most between the ages of 15 and 65.
Protective equipment– OSHA says wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE) prevent up to 40% of injuries.
Equipment and Machinery– A majority of accidents occur because of the misuse of equipment and heavy machinery.
Human Error– Human errors contribute to farm accident due to work stress, rushing to get the work done, or some other contributing human error factor.
Farmers are highly susceptible to injuries at work because the working conditions can become harsh and unpredictable, and daily they are handling heavy equipment and machinery. Even when steps are taken to keep workers safe and protected, accidents can happen.
Our personal injury services offer you the opportunity to obtain financial assistance in the wake of a farm-related accident. Ball Eggleston PC is equipped with 60+ years of experience. If you or someone you know has experienced a work-related injury on a farm we encourage you to get in contact with us for help. It is our mission to get you the proper care you deserve in the wake of a difficult time.
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