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Farm-related deaths are 800% higher than other industries

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Posted at 2:42 PM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 14:52:23-04

Wow, farm-related deaths are 800% higher than most other industries--with tractor over-turns being the most frequent cause of death. 

Today, Senator Schumer will launch an effort to protect funding for farm safety programs for Wyoming County farmers and farmers throughout WNY. 

The National Rollover Protection System (ROPS) Rebate Program is one example-- it provides information on how farmers can find and install the right equipment on their tractors to prevent accidents. The rebate program also reimburses 70% of the farmer's cost. 

Schumer says recent proposals to cut farm safety programs put farm workers at greater risk.