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Preventing deaths of farm workers in manure pits


October 12, 2010  by Swineweb

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Preventing deaths of farm workers in manure pits
Many
farm workers have died after entering manure pits.
The National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) requests assistance in preventing deaths
of farm workers in manure pits.

October 12, 2010 – Many
farm workers have died after entering manure pits.

The National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
requests assistance in preventing deaths
of farm workers in manure pits. These hazards have been known for several
years. However, recent NIOSH investigations conducted under the NIOSH Fatal
Accident Circumstances and Epidemiology (FACE) Program suggest that farm
workers are unaware of the danger, and many deaths continue to occur as a
result of entry into manure pits.

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