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Farm accident stories...be careful folks!!

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  • Wasn't there an ad about a young lad falling into a barrel of water? Seem to remember one about knowing where your dogs are at night too.




  • There are plenty of videos here along with advice. The most upsetting section is about children in farm accidents and how they die:

    http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Your_Industry/Agriculture/




  • I think etg youst to do a bit on it years ago to.




  • munkus wrote: »
    When I was around 13 I was filling the Ford 3600 with diesel. I used have to have one foot on the front wheel and the other on the door step to reach up to the diesel cap and fill away from there. Wheel must have been wet one day and my foot slipped off and my knee went in against the engine, where the dynamo or starter motor knocked a lump of flesh out of the side of my knee, a euro size hole, deep enough. Lucky it didn't catch the kneecap as it would have made sh1te of it.

    Had a 3 yr old Fresian bull throw me up in the air in the middle of a field, he was only playing mind, not trying to kill me.

    similar to you, but an international 784, pulled it in beside the tank near a pillar to fill with diesel, cap wasn't up high if I remember correctly.
    anyhow, the key start wasn't working, and neither was the handbrake, so I parked it in gear, wheel pointing towards the pillar. when i was done went to start it by crossing it at the starter, which was the usual way, tractor jumped forward and really I do not know to this day how I did not get even a scratch when the step and rear wheel closed the space between them and the pillar, where I was standing.
    I was 11 or 12.




  • My cousin who is a dairyfarmer in Meath broke his breastbone (a huge bone in your chest!) when he got crushed by a cow a few days ago. Stuff like that is very unpredictable often, about the only way you can avoid it is by having the best possible handling facilities available and have the cows use of passing through them.


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  • Man killed in cork yesterday evening rip.
    An awfull start to the new year to his family god be with them




  • Somthing I dont see mentioned is the stupidity of some people. For alot of lads its not if its when that incident arrives. For thoses people its not really an accident.




  • Somthing I dont see mentioned is the stupidity of some people. For alot of lads its not if its when that incident arrives. For thoses people its not really an accident.

    Hindsight is 20/20 vision. We all do all stupid things in the heat of the moment trying to get a job done. But maybe ur right, we should take a step back and be more careful, but talk is cheap.




  • Hindsight is 20/20 vision. We all do all stupid things in the heat of the moment trying to get a job done. But maybe ur right, we should take a step back and be more careful, but talk is cheap.

    I prefer fore warned is forearmed




  • Somthing I dont see mentioned is the stupidity of some people. For alot of lads its not if its when that incident arrives. For thoses people its not really an accident.

    I'd always say its down to stupidity and carelessness, and after falling off a ladder before Christmas, I'm even more convinced of it.
    It's a hard thing to say but these 'acccidents' have to stop, being killed is bad enough but plenty are left crippled with their quality of life destroyed


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  • It's usually because one is so preoccupied with the job in hand that the danger isn't apparent. If you were a bystander you'd spot the danger a mile away.

    Two near misses (that l can think of) for me during 2014. Had filled sprayer for first time in the year and was agigating the mix. Spotted the bung a bit leaky and went in to tighten it, without evening thinking that l was only inches from the pto knuckle off the pump! I remember sitting back on the concrete and thinking 'you f**kin eejet!'

    Yoking up fert spreader at dealers. Hydraulic shutoff. Shutters wouldn't open, they were closed into the last. I went adjusting the flow knob and the f**ker 'helping me' started pressing the hydraulic levers from under the cab without asking me. Could have easily lost a finger or two if had them in the wrong spot.

    These are just two small 'silly' examples of how someones health and safety could be compromised. There are hundreds more potential accidents. We can't afford to be complacent and take our eye off the ball.




  • Accidents will happen no matter how careful you are. Everybody thinks that it will never happen to them and believe every accident could have been prevented.




  • Somthing I dont see mentioned is the stupidity of some people. For alot of lads its not if its when that incident arrives. For thoses people its not really an accident.

    What a stupid,ignorant statement to come out with. :rolleyes:




  • Accidents will happen no matter how careful you are. Everybody thinks that it will never happen to them and believe every accident could have been prevented.
    So true.
    I had a near one earlier last week whilst struggling with a chest infection :(
    OH was feeding bales of silage at dusk in the yard. He was working off the lights of the 50b and doing fine job until one of the spikes of the loader dug into the concrete. I shouted at him to stop as I could see the problem. Next second half of the spike broke off and whistled past my head.
    It is easy to be complacent and point fingers after the event.




  • If things continue they way they are, it's only a metter of time before the authorities start surprise, on the spot safety inspections.
    PTO covers, cattle handling facilities, you name it.




  • If things continue they way they are, it's only a metter of time before the authorities start surprise, on the spot safety inspections.
    PTO covers, cattle handling facilities, you name it.

    That goes on here already




  • Somthing I dont see mentioned is the stupidity of some people. For alot of lads its not if its when that incident arrives. For thoses people its not really an accident.
    eric prydz wrote: »
    What a stupid,ignorant statement to come out with. :rolleyes:
    My thoughts exactly when I read that comment.




  • eric prydz wrote: »
    What a stupid,ignorant statement to come out with. :rolleyes:

    Why ? Because you think the person who doesnt pay attention is always flipant with safety of himself and others is somthing other than stupid. An accident can happen to anyone that I accept but thoses that have loads of warnings and still carry on with no regard dont get my sympathy.




  • ICE numbers are useless on a smartphone if you have a pin lock on the phone. Just for those who didn't know, Apple now have an app called 'Health'. You can enter details on this, such as medical history, blood type, whether you wish to be an organ donor, as well as emergency contacts. This information is available when you hit 'Emergency' on the lock screen of your phone.




  • Sounds a great idea. Do you know is there an equivalent app for Android?


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  • Somthing I dont see mentioned is the stupidity of some people. For alot of lads its not if its when that incident arrives. For thoses people its not really an accident.

    On a farm visit a while back, the man had just finished spraying with a huge trailed sprayer and as he passed us we could see the PTO shaft, all five feet of it , hadn't a screed of a cover on it..that's beyond careless..that's stupid..




  • Muckit wrote: »
    Sounds a great idea. Do you know is there an equivalent app for Android?

    Had a look, found this:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.medicalid.free&hl=en

    For those who can't click the link (which could be everyone, I may have messed up!), the app is called 'Medical ID (Free): Emergency'. There seems to be a free and premium version, not sure what extras you get for paying. To my mind, as long as you have the main info, even just an emergency contact, on the lock screen, you're sorted!

    Also, this one:
    http://www.appventive.com/ice




  • In absolute shock here ATM is an understatement.
    Well known farmer that I learnt an awful lot from on my first placement drowned this morning while getting some piece that fell into a man hole from parlour.

    Full of brains and knowledge and only knew how to do things things the right way

    Honestly cannot believe it. Was always very conscious about safety




  • Sorry to hear that G. Condolences to the family.




  • Kovu wrote: »
    Sorry to hear that G. Condolences to the family.

    Very young family too. Not in secondary school yet




  • Jesus, that's horrific. RIP




  • Kovu wrote: »
    Sorry to hear that G. Condolences to the family.

    Same




  • In absolute shock here ATM is an understatement.
    Well known farmer that I learnt an awful lot from on my first placement drowned this morning while getting some piece that fell into a man hole from parlour.

    Full of brains and knowledge and only knew how to do things things the right way

    Honestly cannot believe it. Was always very conscious about safety

    Sorry to hear GG. Was talking to a farmer yesterday when I was in hospital. He lost two toes he put the hitch down on himself.




  • My condolences to all ....I cut off the bars in the tank man hole so that the 4 leafs can be lifted individually better job I think as when I was taking out slurry when all were up twas a disaster


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  • Hi gg. From the area and cannot belive it.


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