This video 'short' documents the true story of a life-long farmer who loses his legs when entangled with a PTO on his tractor. A social studies teacher and farm safety advocate who grew up working on farms and living in the community where the injury occurred created and narrates the video. The digital documentary details the costs of the injury and highlights the AgrAbility Program and assistive technologies that made possible this farmer's return to his land and crops. The close knit community support and commitment to farming so prevalent in rural communities is also a theme in this digital documentary.
The Economics of Prevention (EOP) projects (http://www.mc.uky.edu/scahip/scahip_u...) have been funded through CDC/NIOSH Cooperative Agreements U50OH007547-07 through -11 and U54OH007547-11 through -14. Collaborators have included members of FFA and the National Association of Agricultural Educators/Kentucky Association of Agricultural Educators, as well as faculty and students at Mississippi State University, University of Florida, Arkansas Technical University, Auburn University, Kennesaw State University, and North Carolina A&T University.
Disclaimer: This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.