November 23, 2005 – Good Neighbor/Unrelated Tragedy

During the big storm about a week ago, we lost one of the posts of the clothesline. Now, we use the clothesline a lot and this fact must not be lost on our neighbor. He noticed the line was not upright and just happened to be driving by with his tractor and post hole digger attached and stopped by to dig a new hole.

It saves a lot of time with the hand post-hole digger!

He told us a story of a 35 year old man who borrowed someone else’s tractor and post hole digger and went out himself to put in a new fence line just last week in the northern part of Marshall county. The next day, the tractor was found, with the post hole digger still spinning, and the man found dead about 100 yards away, missing his arm at the shoulder. I just hate to think of it.

2 thoughts on “November 23, 2005 – Good Neighbor/Unrelated Tragedy

  1. How sad for that poor person. Those things are dangerous. I used to work in a hospital and I know a few horror stories about those things!

  2. What a horrible tragedy. Power equipment makes me leary. I never use the tractor, chainsaw or other things like that if my wife is not here. Even religiously following safety procedures something might go wrong and with power equipment when it goes wrong it can go very, very wrong very fast. Life safely.

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