Sen. Seward Announces Continued Rollover Protection For Farmers

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State Senator James Seward opened the CNY Farm Progress Show yesterday (September 13) by announcing that the new state budget includes $250,000 to continue protecting New York farmers through the Rollover Protection System (ROPS) Rebate Program.

A farmer’s risk of dying on the job is eight times higher than that of the average American worker and tractor overturns are the primary cause.

In the event of a rollover, the use of a rollover protection system and seatbelt reduces the risk of fatal and non-fatal injury by 99 percent.

This program has already outfitted almost 1700 tractors in New York with life-saving rollover protection.

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