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Lost a hard working local farmer this past week

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Please keep the fisher family in your thoughts and prayers. Jim Fisher was taken from his family when his tractor was stuck from behind this past week. Detail of the accident have yet to be released, however the road he was on was straight and Visibility was good. Jim was a hard working  soft spoken man that would help anyone. I didn’t know him well but had many of short pleasant conversations st the inspection station when hauling apples the last few years. Jim was always working, taking care of his cattle, custom bailing, or driving truck for local fruit farmers. He is survived by his two sons, and daughter. E978629C-2F74-4135-B87A-9B298092B00B.thumb.jpeg.a1f9d6b8a7a4ab86a5303f61b76e5eab.jpeg

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Tragic. Will be added to the list for prayers

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Sad deal. Prayers to the family

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Prayers for all involved. 

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More prayers. 

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Prayers out from VT

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Saw this on syracuse.com. I think my wife said it was a kid... I hate to think of it, because it's such a stupid reason to die but.... phone?

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4 hours ago, KWRB said:

Saw this on syracuse.com. I think my wife said it was a kid... I hate to think of it, because it's such a stupid reason to die but.... phone?

More than likely!

 

so sad. 

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May God be with them and comfort them, they are in our prayers too.

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6 hours ago, KWRB said:

Saw this on syracuse.com. I think my wife said it was a kid... I hate to think of it, because it's such a stupid reason to die but.... phone?

I wouldn't be too quick to blame a phone. news said the accident happened at 9:35 PM  and the tractor was pulling a baler. not exactly what you expect to find on the road at that time of night. I wonder what sort of flashing lights/ reflectors/ escort vehicle the machinery had. 

nevertheless, its still a tragedy.

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I listened to Jim’s oldest son on the radio yesterday. The tractor was a recent  purchase, new SMV sign, all lights working, light switch was still on when tow company drop off at farm. Son was clear that he didn’t want to point fingers, or jump to conclusions. Sounded very much like his Dad. At this point it is a tragedy for all involved

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3 hours ago, ny bill o said:

I wouldn't be too quick to blame a phone. news said the accident happened at 9:35 PM  and the tractor was pulling a baler. not exactly what you expect to find on the road at that time of night. I wonder what sort of flashing lights/ reflectors/ escort vehicle the machinery had. 

nevertheless, its still a tragedy.

agreed. Turned my stomach. Just out there making food and putting money on the table. Sucks.

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Sad deal, I saw it on the news. Looked like he had a small tedder behind. 

It is dangerous out on the roads, driver inattention, everyone in a hurry. I log ALOT of road miles on big equipment and you always want to be on your toes as alot of people have no idea how close they come to dying out on these roads

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But had he been on a large tractor with a large implement and the boy was injured/killed, media would have been ALL over the farmer.

It`s like mass shootings, there will be another and another.

Even though precautions are taken, it`s VERY dangerous on today`s roads no matter what you are driving.

I am very sorry to hear about your neighbor Timbo.

 

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One thing upsets me around here though.

The combines and swathers driven down roads with no escort vehicle ahead of them.

You come around a turn and THERE IT IS!

No place to go.

Berm to berm machine.

Come on!!!

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15 minutes ago, MTO said:

One thing upsets me around here though.

The combines and swathers driven down roads with no escort vehicle ahead of them.

You come around a turn and THERE IT IS!

No place to go.

Berm to berm machine.

Come on!!!

Yup. No matter how wide your piece of equipment is you still are required to yield half the roadway. 

My condolences to the grieving family.

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