Safety Corner

January 2019: Watch Out for the Wind!

Dairy farmers often use dump trucks and dump trailers to haul silage.  Keep in mind that when the bed is high in the air, the effects of wind and gravity change.   This photo of a flipped trailer serves as a reminder of what can happen.  Fortunately no one was hurt this time, but there have been tragedies in the past when dump boxes come crashing down where they were not expected.  When you raise the bed, be sure you are on level ground and that winds are minimal.

Submitted by Dr. Charlie Gardner