Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2018

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health

Volume

24

Issue

2

First Page

57

Last Page

58

Research Focus Area(s)

Occupational Safety Engineering

DOI

10.13031/jash.12822

Abstract

At a recent training event to evaluate various types of rescue devices and strategies to extricate victims from partial entrapment in free-flowing grain, a group of volunteer high school students were invited to participate as test subjects. For each test, two youth were equipped with full-body harnesses and lifelines, asked to stand on the grain surface in a semi-trailer load of dry corn, and then allowed to be drawn into the grain as the bottom discharge gate under each youth was opened. Both “victims” were drawn into the grain at either end of the trailer at the same time, each located over the deepest section of the trailer directly above a hopper. Photos were taken of the entrapped youth showing no more than their heads and shoulders above the grain surface.

Comments

This article is published as Field, William E., Yuan-hsin Cheng, Roger Tormoehlen, Robert Aherin, Charles Schwab, Daniel Neenan, and Matthew Roberts. "Let’s Stop Treating Our Youth Like Dummies." Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health 24, no. 2 (2018): 57-58. DOI: 10.13031/jash.12822. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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