Tag: worksafe

Farm Accident: Potato Harvester Crushes Worker’s Leg

This potato harvester’s manufacturer warned: Before doing maintenance switch the engine off and remove the ignition key. Two workers would find out why the hard way. The harvester is pulled behind a tractor, powered by the power take-off, and is designed to function without workers. It has large rollers that separate rocks, soil, and potato […]

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Three Crushed in Tractor Rollovers (Punjabi)

In the past 20 years, tractor rollover accidents have killed hundreds of Canadian farm workers. I’m going to tell you about three fatal rollovers that happened in B.C. At a vineyard, a farmer was backing out from between the rows of grapes onto a road barely wide enough to fit his tractor. Next to the […]

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Electrical Safety: Crane Truck Contact

Hey, how’s it going? Is this the last of the load? Yup, got here as quick as I could. We’ve been waiting on this. I need you to get it up there, all right? OK. What? Yeah I know. Look, I need that stuff tomorrow. I’ll get right on that… Are you OK?! I can’t […]

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Three Crushed in Tractor Rollovers (Spanish)

In the past 20 years, tractor rollover accidents have killed hundreds of Canadian farm workers. I’m going to tell you about three fatal rollovers that happened in B.C. At a vineyard, a farmer was backing out from between the rows of grapes onto a road barely wide enough to fit his tractor. Next to the […]

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4-H Working Safely on Tractors

Tractors play an important role on most farms, and proper training and use of farm equipment is essential in keeping everyone healthy and safe. Working Safely on Tractors So who can or can’t use a tractor? Well, no one is allowed to drive a tractor unless they’re under strict supervision, or are cleared by a […]

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Electrical Safety: Crane Truck Contact (Fatality Version)

Look, half the deliveries we get are like this. There’s no plan, there’s no room, it’s a no-win situation. Hey, how’s it going? Is this the last of the load? Yup, got here as quick as I could. We’ve been waiting on this. I need you to get it up there, all right? OK. What? […]

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4-H Working Safely Around Tractors

Knowing how to live, play, and work safely around farm equipment is essential to life on the farm. And proper training and use of farm equipment is important in keeping everyone healthy and safe. Working Safely Around Tractors There’s nothing better than life on a farm, but it can be dangerous, so before you learn […]

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Mobile Crane Failures: Why Maintenance and Inspections Are Critical

When crane inspection or maintenance is skipped or isn’t thorough, critical parts can fail, with devastating effects. This crane failed because of overloading, but it didn’t help that before failing there were already cracks in the top plate of the turret. The cracking was a known weakness of this model of crane. Only two months […]

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Tractor Accidents: Three Crushed in Tractor Rollovers

In the past 20 years, tractor rollover accidents have killed hundreds of Canadian farm workers. I’m going to tell you about three fatal rollovers that happened in B.C. At a vineyard, a farmer was backing out from between the rows of grapes onto a road barely wide enough to fit his tractor. Next to the […]

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Tractor Rollovers

Farming is more than a career; it’s a way of life. Passed down from generation to generation. Yet every year farmers are crushed, maimed, and killed in rollovers. Every farmer knows someone who’s had an accident. Why does this happen? Because some farmers don’t think rollover protective structures – or ROPS – are necessary. They […]

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