What are the dangers posed by Farm Equipment?
In today’s modern world, the old horse and plow has likely been replaced by heavy machinery and high-tech equipment. Tractors and combines harvest crops, automated balers manipulate the crops into bales or bundles, conveyor belts help move large quantities in a speedy fashion. But with all this automation comes potential danger. Defective equipment poses a risk of devastating injury or even death.
Malfunctions may result from defective design or implementation in farm equipment, affecting things like motors, tires and moving parts. Large, heavy farm equipment may become deadly as a result of these defects, posing hazards such as rollover, crushing or amputation as farmers lose control.
Many times when investigating a serious injury or death resulting from farm machinery, our attorneys discover a defective product is to blame. Corporations and manufacturers that produce or sell products that are used by people have a responsibility to reasonably ensure that their products will not injure the persons using them.
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