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Comments for: Mars Hill man seriously injured after clothes catch in potato machine

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  • Anonymous

    best wishes for a speedy recovery!

    • Anonymous

       Amen to that!

  • Anonymous

    I know Greg through the Fire Department. My thoughts and prayers go out to Greg and his family, as well as wishes for a fast and full recovery.

  • Anonymous

    Kudos to his quick thinking friends and workers.  Thanks to all who responded and hope that the young man pulls through.

  • Anonymous

    This calls for more federal oversight!!

    • Anonymous

      I would ask for more people to be careful before I would ask for more federal oversight.  I hope you were just jesting.  Machinery is dangerous in whatever occupation you find yourself in and hopefully everyone who runs it is trained by the owner/operator.   Some people seem to enjoy dragons breathing down your neck–be careful what you wish for!

      • Anonymous

        God forbid there should be any safety standards that might protect workers in any industry.

        • Anonymous

          There are many safety standards. Farm work is loaded with opportunities for injuries.The  fishing, logging and farming businesses are far different than factory manufacturing.Work conditions can change very quickly. It dark, it’s light, it’s cold, it’s hot, it mud, it’s ice..on and on-the conditions are out of anyone’s control. OSHA, as well these farmers own insurance companies demand safety. In addition- many youngsters under the age of 18 are employed. It’s a never ending battle for safety and no one cares more than the farmers themselves.

        • Anonymous

          Not as long as the GOP has it’s way.

          • Anonymous

            Do you drink your Kool Aid with a sippy cup?

        • Joy Eaton

          There are many safety standards in place for workers – it is then up to the worker to abide by them and to be watchful of the machinery. I’m not saying this young man is at fault, I am only responding to a comment.

        • Anonymous

          You can have somebody operating equipment with all of the latest and greatest safety features there are and they will still get hurt.  You can also have somebody operating an old dangerous piece of equipment with no, or very few, safety features and they will be just fine.  For the most part, working safely is an attitude.  Some people can develop this attitude over time, some just seem to naturally have it, while others just plain live on the edge, or don’t think things through.  I work at a very dangerous job where the only person responsible for my safety is me.  I’ve made it past 50 without any serious injuries, and not really any close calls.  I’m all for making equipment safe, but ultimately, it’s the responsibility of the user to work safely

  • Anonymous

    This is terrible! How scared this young man must of been.  I hope he is going to be ok.

  • Anonymous

    My prayers are with this young man and koodoos to the worker who saved his life, you are a hero.

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