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Farmers urged to take extra care on tractors in spring planting

One-third of fatal farm accidents involve tractors.

In the rush of spring planting, farmers are being reminded by an extension safety specialist that one-third of fatal farm accidents involve tractors.

“Tractor turnovers account for more than half of all tractor-related deaths,” says William Wetherell at the University of Missouri-Columbia. “If your tractor does not have a reinforced cab or a roll-over protective structure (ROPS), have an ROPS installed.” Installation costs

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