Farmer doesn't take injured son to hospital; rescuers say trip ...

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When Jason Appel inhaled a blast of anhydrous ammonia in a farm field Tuesday evening, his father, Don, was ready to put him in a pickup truck and drive him to the hospital in Mankato.

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prayers going up for this man

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Many good thoughts towards a speedy recovery.
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I'm glad the ambulance made it there quickly
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This and many other farm accidents
only solidifies the many dangers our
farmers go through every season.

They are at most times out there alone
and on an island with time & distance
a matter of life or death for them.

It's a good thing this story was
told and hopefully the outcome of the
recovery for his boy is good.
Interested reader

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They make safety equipment for this chemical. Full face shields, gloves, coveralls ect. Was this being used properly?
Come on farmers.......... get safe.
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Interested reader wrote:
They make safety equipment for this chemical. Full face shields, gloves, coveralls ect. Was this being used properly?
Come on farmers.......... get safe.
As a fellow farmer, all the personal protective equipment out there can't keep everyone safe. If the wind is in just the right direction and gusts at the right time the vapors can get past a full face shield. It doesn't take much of any chemical to cause problems.
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mnremar wrote:
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As a fellow farmer, all the personal protective equipment out there can't keep everyone safe. If the wind is in just the right direction and gusts at the right time the vapors can get past a full face shield. It doesn't take much of any chemical to cause problems.
Then there is this concept called common sense. If a wind or breeze and using chem then don't do it. So many people just plain don't use common sense. Read the labels. If this was such a danger when all precautions are used then how come more are not dead from it ???? Still it is a loss, sorry for that.
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My son use to work with that stuff in commercial refrigeration, there are times all the safety equipment just doesn’t work especially if you have to stick your head in cramped quarters or an unexpected leak occurs in an expected place, bad stuff, sure glad he changed jobs even though the pay was excellent. I feel for these farmers that have to use this stuff.

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mnremar wrote:
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As a fellow farmer, all the personal protective equipment out there can't keep everyone safe. If the wind is in just the right direction and gusts at the right time the vapors can get past a full face shield. It doesn't take much of any chemical to cause problems.
I agree. My family started farming in the 1890s. For every protection, something else occurs.

We had neighbors that died in tractor turnovers (after driving for 40 years with no accident), repairing tractor tires, etc.

And they will keep on happening. Be safe.

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First Responder literature has tons of pictures of injuries, and the best source for these pictures is the huge library of farm accidents. My grandfather lost his arm in farm machinery when he was just a boy. Child labor laws aside, farmers are in a dangerous "field". Never make fun of a farmer with your mouth full.
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Labratt wrote:
First Responder literature has tons of pictures of injuries, and the best source for these pictures is the huge library of farm accidents. My grandfather lost his arm in farm machinery when he was just a boy. Child labor laws aside, farmers are in a dangerous "field". Never make fun of a farmer with your mouth full.
AMEN!!!!!!!!!!
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BillB St Paul wrote:
<quoted text>Then there is this concept called common sense. If a wind or breeze and using chem then don't do it. So many people just plain don't use common sense. Read the labels. If this was such a danger when all precautions are used then how come more are not dead from it ???? Still it is a loss, sorry for that.
There have been times that I will be out working when the wind is dead calm and all of a sudden a gust comes up and I can't just drop what I'm doing. Even if there is a wind and it is in the right direction the wind can shift direction unexpectedly.
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Why are these farmers spraying toxic chemicals
on their land? What is so vitally important to them that they put their lives at risk? And no telling what it is doing with the environment!

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Working Mom wrote:
Why are these farmers spraying toxic chemicals
on their land? What is so vitally important to them that they put their lives at risk? And no telling what it is doing with the environment!
What is vitally important to the farmer is your desire to keep a constant source of food at the ready.
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Working Mom wrote:
Why are these farmers spraying toxic chemicals
on their land? What is so vitally important to them that they put their lives at risk? And no telling what it is doing with the environment!
My guess is because people like to eat.
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Working Mom wrote:
Why are these farmers spraying toxic chemicals
on their land? What is so vitally important to them that they put their lives at risk? And no telling what it is doing with the environment!
Ask yourself that same question at lunch today.
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Unfortunately, this is common in the non-farming sector now, too. As Missouri knows, those making Meth and using anhydrous have succumbed to it's lethal compound.
God bless this family; and in spite of the severity of this kids injuries--they truely are lucky.

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Someone has to complain about the headline! At first glance, sounds like "Cheapskate Farmer Hands Son Bandage" or something.

A better version would be, "Farmer Wisely Calls Ambulance, Foregoes Pickup Ride to ER." First impressions rule!

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Madaman wrote:
Someone has to complain about the headline! At first glance, sounds like "Cheapskate Farmer Hands Son Bandage" or something.
A better version would be, "Farmer Wisely Calls Ambulance, Foregoes Pickup Ride to ER." First impressions rule!
I agree. That title was misleading.
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Working Mom wrote:
Why are these farmers spraying toxic chemicals
on their land? What is so vitally important to them that they put their lives at risk? And no telling what it is doing with the environment!
The food that you shovel in your mouth on a daily basis. The environment? Good God...grow your S then.

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