Penn State researchers focus on manure pit deaths

Patriot News
April 10, 2013
By Patriot News
April 10, 2013 – Death by manure pit – it may not be too common, accounting for about 10 deaths per year in North America, yet when it happens, it often takes more than one life.

That’s because people who try to help can fall victim to the same toxic fumes that overcame the first person.

And it might become more common, because of factors such as pressure to build more manure storage facilities to avoid polluting ground water, and that fact that the number of farms is decreasing, but the average size is increasing. READ MORE

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