Farm Safety Fears: Harvest Edition

As one of the most dangerous professions based on federal and state statistics from the US Department of labor, this time of year brings additional concerns with the changing of the leaves for farmers across the Midwest.  475 fatalities occurred in farm-related work injuries in the U.S., with tractor overturns being the leading cause of death.  Please thank a farmer for their efforts in bringing food to your table, and read on to learn the number one tip for how you can help avoid needless farming injuries this fall!

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  • Pay attention while on the road – As farmers move equipment on highways, be patient with their slow moving vehicles.  Make sure to give them plenty of space and only pass if the road allows for it comfortably.