Five-year-old child's death grim reminder of ag hazards

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warning A family and community are left mourning after a five-year-old girl was killed on Wednesday in a tragic accident on a Dickinson County, Kan., farm.  

KSAL News reports that the girl was riding in the cab of a combine with her father while harvesting soybeans. The combine hit a bump, causing the windshield to shatter and the child to fall out.

No one else was injured in the incident. Read more here.

Many universities, experts and groups have a plethora of advice to stay safe using agriculture machinery, especially during harvest.  Farm machinery causes 85 percent of all machinery-related deaths to children, making the need to balance experience with safety is essential.

One of the basic safety measures recommended when operating farm equipment – follow the “one seat, one rider” rule.

Here are just some of the many resources available:



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