Reduce Agricultural Deaths and Injuries

Agriculture deaths and injuriesMECHANICSBURG – The American Trauma Society, Pa. Division, issued agricultural specific safeguards designed to reduce agricultural deaths and injuries.  According to the group, 37 PA farm and agriculture-related deaths were reported in 2013 with 50% involving tractors, skid steers or forklifts. Some precautions: Be properly educated and educate everyone in the farm family on operating farm equipment; conducting farm equipment safety inspections; not wearing loose clothing while operating equipment; using seat belts; not carrying passengers on equipment; and using protective gear when operating equipment and (especially) when using chemicals.  Details: Rachel Bryson . This list was released as part of National Farm Safety and Health Week September 21-27, 2014.