Denver water chief, Chips Barry, died Sunday in a farming accident in Hawaii. The Denver Post
is reporting that Barry, who was set to retire in a few weeks, died when his tractor rolled on top of him. Barry had taken the tractor out to do some mowing on his macadamia-nut farm in Hawaii when the tractor rolled. His wife discovered him in the field that evening after becoming concerned about his whereabouts.
Farming is among the most dangerous occupations in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Labor
, there are approximately 3.1 million workers on America’s 2.3 million farms and ranches. In a study published in 1990 by the National Safety Counsel, it was reported that farm accidents and other farm work-related health problems claim as many as 1,300 lives and cause as many as 120,000 injuries each year.
A farming accident can be a tragic and unfortunate event in a person’s life. Have you been seriously injured or has a loved one been killed in a farming accident? Call a Denver farm equipment accident attorney
today for answers to your questions. Contact Denver Accident Attorney John R. Fuller today at (303) 597-4500
for a free consultation
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