Telling The Story Project

Tell a story, save a life.

Telling the Story

We’re creating injury prevention messages that highlight personal stories and first-hand experiences. Who are the storytellers?  Farmers, agricultural workers, and family and community members who’ve been impacted by injuries, fatalities, or close calls. Told in their own words, their experiences provide valuable information to learn what went wrong and how to prevent or avoid similar […]

Mike

“Live today like you are going to die tomorrow, but farm today like you are going to farm forever.” Mike Biadasz loved farming. Read more…

Jason and Roxanne

“The doctor .. said ‘I remember that; it was talked about, it was used as a learning opportunity for the medical community.’ Because it is so rare, you don’t hear about this happening.  If you do, you hear it because somebody died; it’s not because somebody lived. And that is with me every, every single […]

Kenny

When the ATV tipped, he knew the outcome would be bad. He heard his thigh bone snap when 700 pounds of equipment rolled over him. Read more…

Brian

Brian Egel is a farm safety advocate. At age 8, his left arm was entangled in the auger of a grinder-mixer, resulting in amputation below the shoulder. Read more…

Rick and Juan

“Many eyes make less fools.” – Rick Friday Friday took a risk while working alone that he wouldn’t have done if someone was watching.  Read more…

Steph

Taking a shortcut when you know it’s not safe.  I did it, and I paid a price. Why do we do it? Read more…