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(Des Moines Register)   Most farmers who fall into a grain bin of corn never come out alive. This guy is an exception. "Doctors told me if I were 10 years older, my heart would have exploded from how fast it was beating"   (desmoinesregister.com ) divider line
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2013-07-05 05:44:04 PM  
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Corn must be stored in containers not exceeding 16 oz.
2013-07-05 07:07:52 PM  
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buzzcut73: BroncoFan_17: aesirx: HotIgneous Intruder: There's a reason you don't go into bins without safety gear, dorkus.

did you read the article? he had safety gear, an oxygen mask of sorts, and he credits that as being the single reason he survived.

dorkus

OSH says that isn't enough. It's considered a "confined space" and there are specific guidelines you must adhere to if you want to enter one. This guy wasn't even close to being in compliance.

Again, as others have said, OSHA regulations do not apply to agriculture, unless you are a large commercial operation like a Cargill elevator, ADM plant, what have you. Small farms don't have OSHA regulations. They'd be smart to follow them, but they don't have to.


For some stupid retarded reason farms don't have to ensure their workers safety. It is only this way to keep the cost of food low.
2013-07-05 07:00:59 PM  
1 vote:
I recall seeing an exhibit that demonstrated the force in a corn silo... You can't pull out an average person with a rope, even with help. Sometimes the dust in those silos explodes.
2013-07-05 06:37:52 PM  
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farkMcFark: Won't somebody please think of the children?!



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2013-07-05 06:16:23 PM  
1 vote:
you know, either using the buddy system or an anchored safety harness could make that fatality number drop to 0%.  they haven't figured something out yet?  lol idiots.
2013-07-05 06:14:35 PM  
1 vote:

WTFDYW: That is one lucky son of a gun. Glad he made it out alive.

Hope he buys a safety harness instead of using a rope. Hope he also knows not to enter a grain bin without having a look out watching over FROM OUTSIDE the opening.


Is it like a climbing harness, where if the corn drops out from under him, he won't fall into the pocket? If so...I don't understand how that's not mandatory (along with a spotter) for anyone dicking around in a silo. Or is it mandatory but not enforced?
2013-07-05 05:54:45 PM  
1 vote:

HotIgneous Intruder: There's a reason you don't go into bins without safety gear, dorkus.


did you read the article? he had safety gear, an oxygen mask of sorts, and he credits that as being the single reason he survived.

dorkus
2013-07-05 05:52:41 PM  
1 vote:
One firefighter suffered from heat exhaustion and another had an injured shoulder from wedging himself in the rescue tube to keep it from collapsing.

Rescue tube collapsing?  Wedge it open with your body!

/You sir are a hero
2013-07-05 05:51:47 PM  
1 vote:
That is one lucky son of a gun. Glad he made it out alive.

Hope he buys a safety harness instead of using a rope. Hope he also knows not to enter a grain bin without having a look out watching over FROM OUTSIDE the opening.
2013-07-05 05:49:04 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA: Suddenly, an air pocket sucked him down farther

Air pocket? Not buying it. Actually, the grain became self-aware and after suffering for years at the will of the farmer and his weapons of steel, it had finally had enough.
2013-07-05 05:42:59 PM  
1 vote:
Gotta stay awake gotta try and shake off
This creeping malaise.
If I don't stand my own ground
How can I find my way out of this maize?
2013-07-05 05:41:01 PM  
1 vote:
There's a reason you don't go into bins without safety gear, dorkus.
2013-07-05 05:40:18 PM  
1 vote:
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