MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 20-26. Farming is a very important job, and one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Farming accounted for 23.2 deaths per 100.000 workers in 2013, according to a news release.
Electrical equipment such as power lines near the end rows or around grain bins, may get overlooked during busy times of year, such as harvest. The simple action of moving a portable grain auger from one bin to another can have tragic results if the individuals involved are not extremely careful.
Safe Electricity encourages farm operators and workers to look out for overhead power lines and maintain a safe distance away from them.
For a full list of safety guidelines visit Safe Electricity.