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AS FARM SAFETY WEEK CONTINUES…THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF LABOR IS FOCUSING ON THE DANGERS OF GRAIN BINS. 

 

MOVING GRAIN BASICALLY ACTS LIKE QUICKSAND…AND CAN ENGULF A PERSON IN SECONDS SAYS STATE OSHA DIRECTOR BEN NOVEN. HE HAS THIS ADVICE TO HELP AVOID AN ACCIDENT.

 

 

WORKERS ARE ALSO URGED TO WEAR A SAFETY HARNESS WHEN ENTERING A GRAIN BIN. NOVEN SAYS THE DANGER MAY BE EVEN GREATER THIS YEAR…AS AFTER SUCH A CHALLENGING GROWING SEASON, GRAIN MAY GO INTO THE BIN A LOT WETTER THAN NORMAL.

 

 

THE MAJORITY OF GRAIN BIN ENTRAPMENTS HAPPEN ON FAMILY FARMS. NOVEN URGES MAKING SURE ALL POWER TO THE BIN IS OFF AND TAGGED TO REMAIN OFF.

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