1959: Leg Loss Editorial

This 1959 editorial is another followup to the ghastly tale of a man and boy who both lost part of their legs in combining accidents on the same day in the same area. (If you’ll remember, the man’s neighbors got together and kindly finished combining for him that year.)

The clip restates a point I put in red when I republished the original article on the incident: Heeren’s emphasis that people should be reminded to be careful around machinery.

So, in honor of Heeren, and the Hinrichs boy, once again, I repeat: Be careful of machinery.

Next post at noon.