How not to be beaned

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Mike, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    UK Telegraph: Man killed buried under 20-foot mound of pinto beans

    That's a bummer as well as a beaner!
     
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I know the headline makes it sound jokey, but this is actually a horrible -- and all too common -- industrial agriculture accident. I interviewed the parents of a 20-something guy who was suffocated in a similar accident in a grain silo. People have no idea how enormous these silos are. We're talking several stories high. Filled, whether grain or pinto beans, that adds up to thousands of pounds of stuff that can come down on your head. The safety record of this industry is abysmal.
     
  3. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Yup. Us emergency responders even have special classes available in the subject. I took one in the past, little has changed since.
     
  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Excerpt from that site:
     
  5. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Agriculture is a horribly dangerous industry. I've been recently researching worker's comp requirements in my state. Hey, it's easy money for providers. Anyhoo, companies in my state are required to carry work comp insurance with very, very few exceptions. Agriculture is one of them. I practice in a fairly rural area. The farmers I treat are among my patients in the worst shape. And these are people who are seeking regular treatment. I can't imagine what a true industrial injury would look like.
     
  6. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Of those that aren't immediately fatal, usually amputation, crush injury, impalement, and the occasional poisoning.
     

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