According to the National Safety Council, farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. More than 700 farmers and ranchers die in work-related accidents, and another 120,000 agricultural workers suffer disabling injuries from work-related accidents each year.
“Harvest time is primary revenue time on many farms, and is also one of the peak periods for farm injuries and deaths,” the safety group says. “Automated equipment has made handling of grain easy and fast. But, grain storage structures and handling equipment create hazardous work areas.”
Although flowing grain is the primary cause of grain bin-related accidents, other dangers also exist, including high voltage electrical wires, ladders, and catwalks. In addition, auger entanglement accidents can occur if protective shields are left off and someone kicks at a clump of grain to get it flowing into the auger.
Daay Manufacturing is dedicated to helping the agriculture industry operate more safely and efficiently.