The number of confirmed grain bin entrapments and other confined space incidents dropped last year, according to a Purdue Extension study. While this information focuses on on-farm incidents, it is a reminder that the improvement in 2015, while wonderful, still shows there is more work to do.
The Purdue information, while saying there’s no mandatory national reporting system, shows that there were 47 confined space incidents in 2015, a 34 percent drop from 2014’s 71 cases. Fatalities decreased as well, from 31 in 2014 to 25 last year.
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