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Grain entrapment is one of the least understood hazards in today’s family farm operations.
With today’s high-capacity loading and unloading systems, people are helpless in flowing grain within seconds. Workers also may be trapped in grain when a horizontal bridge of crusted grain collapses or in the avalanche of a vertical grain wall inside a bin.
Countless people have experienced a “close call,” that is, they have found themselves either trapped in grain or swept through an outlet in flowing grain. The most common remark of survivors is that they never anticipated the tremendous force of grain. Children, who may be intrigued by flowing grain are at risk. If they choose to investigate this phenomenon, they can be trapped in seconds and suffocate.
The following are a few rules you may want to implement to prevent your farm family from becoming a tragic statistic due to grain incidents.
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