Farming can provide brutal work under equal conditions. But, it can provide the exact opposite as well. At least his outlook was good. Probably didn't miss a beat either and got back to work as soon as possible.
I know like a dozen friends who don't have their "real dad" 'cause he died in a accident related to a grain bin, auger, barn loft, combine, etc. Dangerous work that gets routine.
I rode dirt bikes with a guy that got both arms mutilated while clearing land when he was 13. He drove the tractor a few miles with broken and bloody arms to get help. He lucked out and they were able to save both arms.
In college one of my professors was missing a couple fingers because he got tangled up in a PTO shaft of a baler. He said he knows for sure he went between the PTO shaft and the drawbar 3 times before he blacked out. Crazy.
the expression"Farm Safety" sounds a lot like "motorcycle safety" don't it though..
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