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Three young children killed while riding in tractor shovel

Jul 2, 2020 | 10:55 1 Horrific farm accident.

Three young children killed while riding in tractor shovel Reply With Quote
Jul 2, 2020 | 10:56 2 Terrible can't even imagine! Reply With Quote
Jul 2, 2020 | 11:03 3 That is so terrible to even try to comprehend! Reply With Quote
Jul 2, 2020 | 16:49 4 Unfortunately it is not that unthinkable that such an accident could happen. What were all those adults thinking to allow that. Terrible. Reply With Quote
Jul 2, 2020 | 17:19 5 Mennonite kids used to take rides in the duals on the tractors and on top of the cultivators here. Then the challenge was to see how fast they could go. If one died, it was God's will. Reply With Quote
Jul 2, 2020 | 19:45 6 Did I read that right and there was 10 people on or in the tractor? Reply With Quote
Jul 2, 2020 | 21:10 7
Quote Originally Posted by woodland View Post
Did I read that right and there was 10 people on or in the tractor?
4 adults and 6 kids, all in the bucket. All fell out and went under tractor. So either he hit a pothole at a good clip or the tilt cylinders failed. I think it was 3 kids dead and 2 adults in critical condition. Reply With Quote
Jul 2, 2020 | 21:36 8
Quote Originally Posted by 15444 View Post
4 adults and 6 kids, all in the bucket. All fell out and went under tractor. So either he hit a pothole at a good clip or the tilt cylinders failed. I think it was 3 kids dead and 2 adults in critical condition.
And none of the adults questioned this idea? I really feel for those kids. Reply With Quote
GDR
Jul 2, 2020 | 22:03 9
Quote Originally Posted by woodland View Post
And none of the adults questioned this idea? I really feel for those kids.
We used to ride as kids in the bucket, or on the fender of an open station 4020, thought it was normal. I wont let my kids do that, fun I know but scares the hell out of me now. Reply With Quote

  • Jul 2, 2020 | 22:54 10 People do the darndest things. Ten people in a front-end loader, that just sounds unbelievable. Reply With Quote
    Jul 2, 2020 | 23:00 11
    Quote Originally Posted by sumdumguy View Post
    People do the darndest things. Ten people in a front-end loader, that just sounds unbelievable.
    Sadly I’ll second that. Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 2, 2020 | 23:53 12
    Quote Originally Posted by woodland View Post
    Sadly I’ll second that.
    Now we will require a $10,000 training/licensing program to drive a farm tractor down the highway... to solve this problem. Reply With Quote
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    GDR

  • Jul 3, 2020 | 00:48 13
    Quote Originally Posted by TOM4CWB View Post
    Now we will require a $10,000 training/licensing program to drive a farm tractor down the highway... to solve this problem.
    Or they will ban tractors Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 3, 2020 | 06:05 14 Ya maybe seatbelts in buckets will be rhe law now.
    Seriously though Not to make light of this but too often stupid rules for the rest of us that aren’t stupid result from someone else s stupidity. As now that I hear what happenned this was stupid and maybe criminal. Reply With Quote
    Jul 3, 2020 | 06:53 15 Come on guys, when looking back there we're questionable and dangerous activities occurring on the farm while growing up? Now that we're older and wiser we shake our heads at ourselves, and won't even let of our kids think about trying the same stuns on the farm. Of coarse it was different times, but that didn't make it any less dangerous. It only takes a second for things to go terribly wrong.

    This is just very tragic to the families and leave it at that and don't turn it into some foreseeable inconvenience for yourself. Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 3, 2020 | 07:45 16
    Quote Originally Posted by foragefarmer View Post
    Come on guys, when looking back there we're questionable and dangerous activities occurring on the farm while growing up? Now that we're older and wiser we shake our heads at ourselves, and won't even let of our kids think about trying the same stuns on the farm. Of coarse it was different times, but that didn't make it any less dangerous. It only takes a second for things to go terribly wrong.

    This is just very tragic to the families and leave it at that and don't turn it into some foreseeable inconvenience for yourself.
    Foragefarmer;

    Farm workplace safety is all about 'foreseeable risk mitigation' to prevent accidents to our families and workers... not an 'inconvenience' but obviously about life and death of our people. We deal with it every day... and try to strike a balance that allows families some 'freedom' to be a part of farm 'culture' while controlling / mitigating farm workplace risks we are responsible for. WHICH is everything. My name is on the title of the tractor... I am responsible... this very likely will cost us all... just like the Humboldt hockey bus incident...

    Life is precious and very fragile... it is snuffed out in a millisecond... no do overs when a mistaken calculation injures or kills our family. NOT A 'LEAVE IT AT THAT' moment now....

    This is an accountable blemish on every farmer in Canada... we either learn from this... or have history repeat itself with the next preventable tragedy for another farm family and OUR farm community.
    Last edited by TOM4CWB; Jul 3, 2020 at 07:47.
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  • Jul 3, 2020 | 09:16 17
    Quote Originally Posted by foragefarmer View Post
    Come on guys, when looking back there we're questionable and dangerous activities occurring on the farm while growing up? Now that we're older and wiser we shake our heads at ourselves, and won't even let of our kids think about trying the same stuns on the farm. Of coarse it was different times, but that didn't make it any less dangerous. It only takes a second for things to go terribly wrong.

    This is just very tragic to the families and leave it at that and don't turn it into some foreseeable inconvenience for yourself.
    I look back at some things we did, not thinking anything of it, and some stuff that happened...oh my goodness, we were so fortunate.

    Can't say that we deliberately took foolish risks or pulled high risk stunts, but things can happen so fast even in "normal" situations.. Reply With Quote