STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Stay safe in difficult harvest
Farming is a dangerous profession, with injury and death all too common, statistics show.
It's not that farmers are careless or lackadaisical about safety. Far from it. But when you're tired -- physi... Posted on 9/9/14 at 9:26 AM
Seeing men die in an ugly fashion, buried in grain bins, pushed Dale Ekdahl to do something. The Elbow Lake, Minn., man, retired from a career in the Army, started building and selling “grain bin rescue tubes.” Last week, Paul Coppin, general manager of Reynolds (N.D.) United Co-op invited Ekdahl to talk to local firefighters and elevator employees.
Ekdahl’s “tubes” are really 18-inch-wide curved lengths of shiny aluminum, with ladder steps welded on the outside.
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