Thursday, September 06, 2007

Farm Safety Is Important

There was an accident yesterday where a local farmer Michael Schroeder was fatally injured when his tractor rolled over mowing a roadside. As the harvest season begins, farm safety should not be forgotten as we get in a hurry and our sincere condolences to the Schroeder family.

From the Bloomington Pantagraph:

GIBSON CITY — Ford County authorities have identified the farmer who was killed early Wednesday morning in a mowing accident as Michael J. Schroeder, 60, of rural Gibson City

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at county roads 300N and 70 E west of Gibson City. Ford County Sheriff Mark Doran said Schroeder was mowing along the edge of a creek in that area when a tire of his tractor apparently slipped off the edge of the waterway. The tractor rolled on top of him.

Schroeder was found when family members started looking for him when he did not return home at dusk.

Here are some links on farm safety:

Farm Safety 4 Just Kids

Medline Plus - Farm Safety

National Safety Council

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