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Seminar offers tips to help keep farm workers safe on job

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Above: George Lovell (far right), instructor with Grain Systems Incorporated's Safety and Technical Rescue Association, leads volunteers in a simulation on how to free someone who is entrapped in a grain bin during a presentation Tuesday. Michelle Felter, Staff
SCOTT CITY -- When it comes to working in and around grain bins, it may only take five minutes to be safe, but it can take a lifetime to get over someone's death.

That's the message Pam Dowdy of Bloomfield who's husband, David, died in a grain bin entrapment 11 months ago, shared with attendees at a grain bin safety seminar Tuesday at Macke Equipment in Scott City. About 80 farmers, rescue personnel and others involved in agriculture attended the presentation and a simulation on how to free a trapped individual.

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