“Lucky to be Alive” Farmer Takes Time for Safety
Jefferson County Farm Bureau member David Endorf was distracted when he backed up his ATV over the edge of a dry creek. He dropped seven feet, hitting his head, shoulder, and hip. His leg was pinned beneath the overturned four-wheeler, and he had no way to get it off or get out. In a series of fortunate events, his damaged cellphone still worked, he was able to direct neighbors to his location, and he wasn’t seriously hurt. Endorf was lucky to be alive. Next week (Sept. 20-26) is National Farm Safety and Health Week. Statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that the agricultural sector is still the most dangerous in America with 574 fatalities, or an equivalent of 23.4 deaths per 100,000 workers. Our members matter to us! Nebraska Farm Bureau reminds you and your family to be safe this harvest season.