LONDON, Ohio — Grain storage and handling can be fatal if the proper safety precautions are not followed. This year’s Ohio State University Farm Science Review offered agricultural grain rescue demonstrations to emphasize the importance of following these precautions when working with grain.
Pleasant Valley Joint Fire District, Urbana Fire Department, City of London Fire Department and Central Townships Joint Fire District conducted the rescue demonstrations.
“In the past 10 years, Ohio has experienced 19 fatalities from grain engulfments,” said Dee Jepsen, OSU Extension’s state safety leader. “The demonstrations are designed to help bridge the knowledge gap between emergency personnel and farming incidents they may encounter in addition to providing farming families with steps they can take before the emergency personnel arrive.”
With more on-farm storage systems being built comes an increased risk for grain engulfments.
Learn more through the Ohio State University video below:
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