Hay and forage harvesting is hazardous work on New York farms. Do any of the following accidents bring to mind a near miss of your own?
The injuries and deaths described here occurred in New York State over the past seven years. The hazards associated with mowers, balers, forage harvesters, and wagons are well documented. The safe work practices needed to avoid these injuries are too numerous to include in this short article.
If you want to brush up on safety or inform your workers about hazards and safe work practices involved with hay and forage harvesting, send your questions to the Agricultural Safety Specialist, Department of Agriculture and Biological Engineering, 324 Riley-Robb Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.
Publication #: 28302103
John G. Pollock, Executive Director, NYS Rural Health and Safety Council at Cornell
Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell University, Ithaca,
Provider: Ag Information Services -- News & Publications, Penn State
November 11, 1993
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