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    More: Scary, Farm, Tractor, Emergency crews, Agriculture, Auger, MONTCALM COUNTY, melting snow, South Johnson Road  
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2019-03-12 04:53:08 PM  
Augered by a sheep. This is not a good augur.
 
2019-03-12 04:56:31 PM  
Christ, what a horrible way to die.
 
2019-03-12 05:00:46 PM  
Farm equipment is scary.
 
2019-03-12 05:07:50 PM  
*does a GIS for tractor auger*

*shudder*
*shudder*
*shudder*
*shudder*
*shudder*
 
2019-03-12 05:08:01 PM  
I will add that to some other 'nopes' I have about dying.
 
2019-03-12 05:08:30 PM  
(shudder)

I mean, I can think of worse ways to go, but not many.
 
2019-03-12 05:09:59 PM  
Investigators said Fruchey's wife found him shortly after 7 p.m.
When emergency crews arrived on scene, the tractor and auger were still running.


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/poor wife
 
2019-03-12 05:10:00 PM  
Poor bastard, that is on the lines of watching your self being eaten by a wild animal.
 
2019-03-12 05:10:06 PM  
several "clothing gets caught in machinery with fatal results" in this very NSFW video:

https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=d4f_1​4​92964068
 
2019-03-12 05:18:10 PM  

ISO15693: several "clothing gets caught in machinery with fatal results" in this very NSFW video:

https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=d4f_14​92964068


Thanks for not in-lining it like some bastard did with a no-seatbelt compilation video
 
2019-03-12 05:20:11 PM  

WelldeadLink: Augered by a sheep. This is not a good augur.


Sheep finally gets revenge after being augured repeatedly over the years?
 
2019-03-12 05:24:06 PM  

Oreminer: When emergency crews arrived on scene, the tractor and auger were still running.


That is a quality journalist right there. Really captured all the horror in just one sentence.
 
2019-03-12 05:29:30 PM  

WelldeadLink: Augered by a sheep. This is not a good augur.


That's rwisted
 
2019-03-12 05:31:42 PM  
I've heard of people jamming a leg into a combine intentionally because their arms had gotten stuck in it.

Also knew about a guy who got bucked off a combine and broke his back, and had to crawl out of its way as it circled back around towards him.

A handful of people who got into PTOs.

Farm equipment doesn't fark around.
 
2019-03-12 05:38:15 PM  

This text is now purple: I've heard of people jamming a leg into a combine intentionally because their arms had gotten stuck in it.

Also knew about a guy who got bucked off a combine and broke his back, and had to crawl out of its way as it circled back around towards him.

A handful of people who got into PTOs.

Farm equipment doesn't fark around.


i knew a guy that lost both legs to a combine. said he felt something tigging at his pantleg and looked down to see his foot already gone

he was still working, on a farm, when we met

he said he had to crawl a 1/4 mile and over a 5' fence to get to the nearest spot for help (a road),

some Pepsi driver found him unconscious and bleeding out in the middle of the road
 
2019-03-12 05:38:57 PM  
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2019-03-12 05:41:06 PM  

This text is now purple: I've heard of people jamming a leg into a combine intentionally because their arms had gotten stuck in it.

Also knew about a guy who got bucked off a combine and broke his back, and had to crawl out of its way as it circled back around towards him.

A handful of people who got into PTOs.

Farm equipment doesn't fark around.


I had an uncle who lost both arms to an old Alice-Chalmers Small Round baler.  He was out baling with his son (my second cousin) when the baler plugged.  He left the PTO running to help pull the material through.  Well, it did help, but it pulled his arms in with it.  He body and positioning kept him from getting pulled completely in.  The end result is that the skin and muscle were "sanded" off his arms around the bicep down to the bone before his son could get ran over there to turn the tractor off.

It was very similar to what happened to this guy.
 
2019-03-12 05:42:35 PM  
A friend of ours in Iowa got pulled into an auger/PTO.  Horrible way to die - the doctor wouldn't let his wife see his body, it just chewed him up.
 
2019-03-12 05:49:54 PM  

ISO15693: several "clothing gets caught in machinery with fatal results" in this very NSFW video:

https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=d4f_14​92964068


Jesus, that video is brutal
 
2019-03-12 05:52:29 PM  

This text is now purple: I've heard of people jamming a leg into a combine intentionally because their arms had gotten stuck in it.

Also knew about a guy who got bucked off a combine and broke his back, and had to crawl out of its way as it circled back around towards him.

A handful of people who got into PTOs.

Farm equipment doesn't fark around.


Yep - some of the farmers I worked for as a kid were stupid as hell about safety.  Stupid shiat like jumping off a running tractor to adjust something on the bailer, then running to catch up and climb back on.  One guy I worked with has a leg that doesn't bend at the knee any more because he was in to much of a hurry working on a split rim.
 
2019-03-12 05:53:32 PM  
My grandfather was a GP in a small town Iowa county seat.  I used to spend a couple of weeks with him and grandma (his assistant and bookkeeper) every summer.  Frequently, I'd spend some time in his office, minutes usually, sometimes up to an hour or two.  My young eyes saw more than one farmer with a smashed hand or severed fingers wrapped in t-shirts or shop towels.  Ag work is seriously dangerous work.
 
2019-03-12 06:02:00 PM  
Another pilot term

He bought the farm
 
2019-03-12 06:02:29 PM  
My X's grandfather kept a rudimentary journal from the 20's. On one of the pages he just wrote"lost my arm in the tractor today". That was the only mention...
 
2019-03-12 06:23:24 PM  
i had an uncle get pulled through a saw at the saw mill. he was wearing new overalls, if he was wearing his old ones they might have ripped
 
2019-03-12 06:27:00 PM  

Mr.Hawk: My X's grandfather kept a rudimentary journal from the 20's. On one of the pages he just wrote"lost my arm in the tractor today". That was the only mention...


Well...did he ever find it?
 
2019-03-12 07:21:04 PM  

MurphyMurphy: This text is now purple: I've heard of people jamming a leg into a combine intentionally because their arms had gotten stuck in it.

Also knew about a guy who got bucked off a combine and broke his back, and had to crawl out of its way as it circled back around towards him.

A handful of people who got into PTOs.

Farm equipment doesn't fark around.

i knew a guy that lost both legs to a combine. said he felt something tigging at his pantleg and looked down to see his foot already gone

he was still working, on a farm, when we met

he said he had to crawl a 1/4 mile and over a 5' fence to get to the nearest spot for help (a road),

some Pepsi driver found him unconscious and bleeding out in the middle of the road


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2019-03-12 07:28:58 PM  
Wanted for questioning.

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2019-03-12 07:31:44 PM  
Seen leaving the field:

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2019-03-12 07:37:59 PM  

Vermithrax Perjorative: Mr.Hawk: My X's grandfather kept a rudimentary journal from the 20's. On one of the pages he just wrote"lost my arm in the tractor today". That was the only mention...

Well...did he ever find it?


He didn't mention did he...? Sheesh! Please PAY ATTENTION!
 
2019-03-12 07:42:01 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: (shudder)

I mean, I can think of worse ways to go, but not many.


On a farm, there are TONS of awful ways. I remember a story about how a whole family died, because the patriarch was overcome by toxic gases (forget what exactly, might have involved manure, or farm chemicals) and one by one, the family members made rescue attempts and succumbed in turn. My grandfather was cleaning something with gasoline, and somehow burned himself badly. He didn't die right away.

People romanticize farming, but it's about the most dangerous occupation, next to mining in lethality. Probably partly because there's so much dangerous machinery, animals, and chemicals on a farm, and partly because there's traditionally no proficiency test required to become a farmer.
 
2019-03-12 07:58:52 PM  
What a twist!
 
2019-03-12 07:59:40 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: Smelly Pirate Hooker: (shudder)

I mean, I can think of worse ways to go, but not many.

On a farm, there are TONS of awful ways. I remember a story about how a whole family died, because the patriarch was overcome by toxic gases (forget what exactly, might have involved manure, or farm chemicals) and one by one, the family members made rescue attempts and succumbed in turn. My grandfather was cleaning something with gasoline, and somehow burned himself badly. He didn't die right away.

People romanticize farming, but it's about the most dangerous occupation, next to mining in lethality. Probably partly because there's so much dangerous machinery, animals, and chemicals on a farm, and partly because there's traditionally no proficiency test required to become a farmer.


As a farmer myself all I can do is use my common sense when I'm working around any of the tools I use around the place as well as the livestock too.
 
2019-03-12 08:03:33 PM  
Shame he didn't have an illegal immigrant helping him farm.
 
2019-03-12 08:09:30 PM  
itcamefromschenectady:

Grain entrapment comes to mind when I think of the dangers of farming.

Probably because of this scene:

Witness (2/9) Movie CLIP - Ingrained (1985) HD
Youtube TDoj_T5cYhE
 
2019-03-12 08:30:51 PM  

AirGee: itcamefromschenectady:

Grain entrapment comes to mind when I think of the dangers of farming.

Probably because of this scene:

[YouTube video: Witness (2/9) Movie CLIP - Ingrained (1985) HD]


This one too-

https://decider.com/2017/03/22/kate-w​i​nslet-loses-liam-hemsworth-suffocation​-the-dressmaker/

Couldn't find the scene, but the one dude who is the beef cake dies in a storage silo.
 
2019-03-12 08:33:43 PM  
The death rate for agricultural workers remains high
when compared to other US industries. The
agriculture industry is second only to mining in death
rate per 100,000 workers.

-US AGRICULTURE FATALITY STATISTICS
David W. Smith, Extension Safety Program
 
2019-03-12 08:39:55 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: What a twist!


The guy was screwed.
 
2019-03-12 09:03:53 PM  

Mr.Hawk: My X's grandfather kept a rudimentary journal from the 20's. On one of the pages he just wrote"lost my arm in the tractor today". That was the only mention...


You have your arm cut off and see how much of a vivid, long-winded, detailed description you want to hand-write in your journal that day. (Especially if it was your writing hand)
 
2019-03-12 09:12:40 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Christ, what a horrible way to die.


Farmers typically work equipment alone so there's nobody to remind them to watch out for stuff.

Tractors have big fuel tanks, enormous torque, virtually no safety equipment, and a big spinning PTO (power take-off) coupled to the drive train, meant for driving a variety of large equipment.

A couple hundred US farmers a year die after getting tangled in their tractor's PTO.

Sometimes their wives find their bodies still spinning around the axle and thwapping the ground hours later.
 
2019-03-12 09:27:58 PM  
This thread is brutal. I can't even come back until morning, I have to cleanse my psyche with other threads to avoid having a nightmare, and I never even remember my dreams.
*shudders again*
 
2019-03-12 09:29:08 PM  
Way back when I was doing my EMT-Paramedic field training one of my first days involved a 5-6 year old girl that jumped into a pile of grain that unknown to her had an unguarded grain auger in the pile. Local rescue picked her up and they sent us (medic unit) to tier in with the volunteer squad until they could land the Helo on the interstate. She passed right as the helicopter landed and that shiat still haunts me 27 years or so after the fact, even though I've been out of that business for a couple of decades now.
 
2019-03-12 09:56:05 PM  
A cousin of mine lost his lower arm when he reached into some farm equipment when he was 14 years old. He had a great career as an accountant. Still, a split second of poor decision making can stay with you forever.
 
2019-03-12 11:21:39 PM  
I'll just stick to Farming Simulator, thank you very much.
 
2019-03-13 12:38:09 AM  

jayessell: The death rate for agricultural workers remains high
when compared to other US industries. The
agriculture industry is second only to mining in death
rate per 100,000 workers.
-US AGRICULTURE FATALITY STATISTICS
David W. Smith, Extension Safety Program


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, farming is #5, mining isn't even in the top 15.  Commercial fishing is #1 and logging is #2.

That being said, farming is hella dangerous.  I grew up in corn country and it was rare to see a middle-aged farmer who could count to 10 on his fingers.  Grain augers and PTOs were the biggest culprits on those flat-land farms.  Out here in the Palouse hills, rollovers seem to be a bigger hazard.

CSB:  a friend's dad came in the the farmyard wearing only his skivvies, with rashes all over his shoulders and legs.  His coveralls had gotten caught in a PTO and ripped right off.  Fortunately, the coveralls were worn and tore apart, rather than "taking him around".
 
2019-03-13 05:21:53 AM  
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2019-03-13 06:25:30 AM  

ISO15693: several "clothing gets caught in machinery with fatal results" in this very NSFW video:

https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=d4f_14​92964068


I had to watch. now I'm feeling angry. Safety first isn't always the rule. Dammit.

I kinda wish I had resisted the impulse to watch that.
 
2019-03-14 12:13:29 AM  

Sub Human: ISO15693: several "clothing gets caught in machinery with fatal results" in this very NSFW video:

https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=d4f_14​92964068

I had to watch. now I'm feeling angry. Safety first isn't always the rule. Dammit.

I kinda wish I had resisted the impulse to watch that.


When I was in grade school they made us watch films of stuff like that in shop or before drivers ed (people crashing) to brutally bring the point home that we aren't talking hypothetical risks, but potentially ghastly, deadly ones, and to shock us all into remembering "Safety First" forever.
 
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