Farm worker dies from fall in grain bin

Farm worker dies from fall in grain bin

There are 42 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Sep 25, 2009, titled Farm worker dies from fall in grain bin. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

A worker fell to his death this morning while cleaning the inside of an Ohio Fresh Eggs grain bin in Marion County.

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Bodie

Columbus, OH

#1 Sep 25, 2009
Would make you wonder if he was "legal"?
American

Philo, OH

#3 Sep 25, 2009
Was he an illegal ?
Wondering

Columbus, OH

#4 Sep 25, 2009
What makes you wonder that? His name? He apparently had a home in LaRue and was an employee of a subcontracted company, I see nothing suspicious in that. Factory farms hire out cleaning and repair of their facilities all the time, so even that being a subcontracted job doesn't seem shady to me.

My prayers go to his family no matter what the situation is.
SteveVC

United States

#5 Sep 25, 2009
Employers often pass off high-risk jobs to sub-contractors in order to avoid assuming workers' compensation risks. Whether or not he was working legally is a moot point, by hiring a subcontractor the employer also absolves themselves of the traditional eligibility paperwork.
NotRichInWorthin gton

Chillicothe, OH

#6 Sep 25, 2009
Bodie wrote:
Would make you wonder if he was "legal"?
His citizenship is irrelevant in this tragedy. Your life is no more valuable then his.
Wondering why

Columbus, OH

#7 Sep 25, 2009
The man died tried to do a job that needed done. Does it really matter about his status of "legal" or "illegal"? A family (mother, father, wife, child, etc.) right now are mourning the loss of a loved one. That's all the matters here. Can't we just have some compassion for them? My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to the family.

“Anniesgothergun”

Since: Aug 09

johnson city tenn.

#8 Sep 25, 2009
Its very sad & tragic regardless his race. prayers to his family.
Do Not Feed the Trolls

Dublin, OH

#9 Sep 25, 2009
Bodie wrote:
Would make you wonder if he was "legal"?
Just ignore the troll....these types of postings are often made to incite controversy in these forums.
My sympathies go out to the worker's family.
wordsmith

San Francisco, CA

#10 Sep 25, 2009
Bodie wrote:
Would make you wonder if he was "legal"?
Bodie, you are an ass. My deepest sympathies to this man's family.
MommaE

New York, NY

#11 Sep 25, 2009
Does it really matter if he was legal or illegal? I am so fed up with reading crap like this from people. You really show your true colors when you say stuff like that… racist, ignorant, heartless human being.
Ladder safety

Defiance, OH

#12 Sep 25, 2009
My thoughts go out to his family. Climbing a ladder always has some inherent risk involved. IMO - the biggest risk is from the top of the ladder moving, either away from the structure or side to side. Putting rubber sleeves on the ends of the ladder or using a bungie cord to attach it helps to prevent this.
earplugs

Columbus, OH

#13 Sep 25, 2009
This man died while WORKING!!! Something a lot of LEGAL AMERICANS won't do...yet the first thing people want to say is wonder if he's legal simply because of his last name. Is this what type of society we have become? Sad.

My sympathies to his family.
John

Cambridge, OH

#14 Sep 25, 2009
Wondering wrote:
What makes you wonder that? His name? He apparently had a home in LaRue and was an employee of a subcontracted company, I see nothing suspicious in that. Factory farms hire out cleaning and repair of their facilities all the time, so even that being a subcontracted job doesn't seem shady to me.
My prayers go to his family no matter what the situation is.
Oh wake up. It is a legimate question.

My prayers go out to the family and friends too.
John

Cambridge, OH

#15 Sep 25, 2009
NotRichInWorthington wrote:
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His citizenship is irrelevant in this tragedy. Your life is no more valuable then his.
Citizenship is an issue. Wake up or strt learning foreign languages.
John

Cambridge, OH

#16 Sep 25, 2009
Wondering why wrote:
The man died tried to do a job that needed done. Does it really matter about his status of "legal" or "illegal"? A family (mother, father, wife, child, etc.) right now are mourning the loss of a loved one. That's all the matters here. Can't we just have some compassion for them? My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to the family.
No wonder we have an illegal alien problem in this country.
John

Cambridge, OH

#17 Sep 25, 2009
wordsmith wrote:
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Bodie, you are an ****. My deepest sympathies to this man's family.
Illegal vs Legal is on issue. Sympathy another.
O A S 1

Since: Sep 09

Key West, Florida

#18 Sep 25, 2009
My name is the same as a multi millionaire. Guess that makes me rich. Duh huh huh huu Bodie. Where I live we call Grove City GroveTucky.

Quick prayer for his family please.
res

Westerville, OH

#19 Sep 25, 2009
You go John!
MommaE

New York, NY

#20 Sep 25, 2009
John wrote:
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Citizenship is an issue. Wake up or strt learning foreign languages.
I do not think that the issue America has with illegal immigrants has a thing to do with this man's death. So please, old wise one, explain to us idiots what the one has to do with the other.
Mike

Columbus, OH

#21 Sep 25, 2009
This is a commenting forum for a story about someone who died, not for debating immigration issues.

Apparently a few of you have nothing better to do with your time. Grow up.

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