Articles Posted in Farm Accidents

Two Men Killed in Almond Shaker Machine Accident

Two men were crushed to death in a machine-related accident at an almond orchard in southwest Fresno County on January 5, 2019. Fresno County Fire responded to the incident at about 11:15 am at Vista Verde Ranch on Harlan and Stanislaus Avenues where they found both men pinned under a large almond shaker machine. The men, identified as Arnold Torres, 66, of Lemoore and Angel Barajas, 31, of Cantua Creek were pronounced dead at the scene.

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Tractor Safety: Rollovers

I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno, California Farm Tractor Accident Lawyer. Every year, thousands of American farmers are hurt in tractor-related accidents. Unfortunately, an accident like a tractor rollover can leave a farmer with injuries that make it impossible for them to continue their work. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that there are nearly 250 fatal tractor rollover accidents every year in the United States.

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Fog and Farming Roads: A Recipe for Disaster

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton farming accident lawyer and I, like many Californians, am well aware of the dense fog that settles into our region from November to March. Known as tule fog, this dense fog is extremely dangerous for motorists, especially along narrow, poorly designed farm roads.

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Food Manufacturing Risks Workers’ Lives

Hello, my name is Ed Smith, a Merced farming accident attorney, and I want to help the nearly 210,000 Californians employed in the food production industry. The food production industry is a subset of the agricultural industry that serves as the backbone of this state. These workers risk their lives and limbs every day to take the raw food material grown and raised throughout the state and turn it into the products purchased in markets.

Health Risks Of Living Near A Chicken Farm

Unknown Hazards Living Near Poultry Farms

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton farming accident lawyer. Many people in the Central Valley have seen the large clouds of dust around chicken and turkey farms, especially when the animals are being loaded into trucks. What many of these people do not know, however, is that this dust can have serious health effects. In fact, just living near a turkey or chicken farm can have severe health effects, including greatly decreased lung function, because the dust on poultry feathers is actually toxic to humans.

Grape Picking Season Carriers Hidden Dangers

Grape Picking Season Carries Hidden Dangers

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton Farming Accident Attorney. The grape-picking season throughout central and northern California kicked off to an early start in late July, with some vineyards reporting 20 ton yields before the start of August. For most workers, though, their season began in California’s southern counties in May and will continue through November, bringing with it the potential for minor to serious injuries.