Machinery related highway fatalities remain high

Machinery related highway fatalities remain high

A researcher says the number of fatal accidents on roads involving farm machinery remains high.

John Shutske is a professor and extension educator at the University of Wisconsin.  He tells Brownfield the most recent crash data shows more prevention is needed. “Forty total fatalities in 2019, and we’re talking just the State of Wisconsin, and then another 28 people died as a result of some type of encounter with a farm hazard in 2020.”

Shutske says Wisconsin did a lot of work around a decade ago upgrading implements of husbandry regulations, but Wisconsin is behind some surrounding states. 

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