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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Dalton VFD Awarded Rescue Gear


Forrest Hershberger

Dan Neenan, right, explains how the rescue chute is assembled to Dalton volunteer firefighters John Jensen (left) and Ted Watchorn hold panels. The "Great Wall of Rescue" was presented to Dalton Corteva's outreach program.

They are often the unnoticed tradesmen, building empires from a handful of tools and a vision. Some jokingly say they are the original gamblers, trying to bet against nature.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says agriculture is among the most hazardous industries with a high risk of fatal and nonfatal injuries. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) developed a program in 1990 to address the injuries and illnesses that farm workers and families experience. The organization reports that every day "about 100 agricultural workers suffer a lost-work-time...

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