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Agriculture Fatalities Largest in State of Iowa

As harvest season nears, it’s important to know that agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries. Farmers are at high-risk for nonfatal and fatal injuries while on the job.

Though a national occupational safety and health agenda for the agricultural production industry has been established as part of the National Occupational Research Agenda process, agriculture has the largest number of fatalities in the state of Iowa.

At the Beattie Law Firm, we realize that Iowa is largely populated by agriculture and that a work-related injury is inevitable. The Beattie Law Firm will make sure you get the compensation you rightfully deserve, whether you’re a grieving family member or if you have been injured.

Read our verdicts and settlements within our agriculture/farm related cases. Here are just a few examples of what the Beattie Law Firm can do:

 Nissen and Ryan

Fact: After an anhydrous ammonia tank ruptured, Mr. Ryan lost his life and Mr. Nissen was severely and permanently injured. The tank ruptured due to a defective weld and was inadequately inspected over the years. The plaintiff sued tank manufacturers and the anhydrous ammonia manufacturers on the basis of failure to warn regarding adequately inspecting tanks.

Settlement: $9.6 million plus $2 million of settlements from settling defendants

Schneider v. Seed Corn Co et. Al. (Iowa 1995)

Fact: Ms. Schneider lost an arm when using an unguarded auger. Claims were based on defective design and defective maintenance.

Settlement: A $900,000.00 plus settlement was reached.

Client v. Defendants (Minnesota 2014)

Fact: The Beattie Law Firm’s clients obtained significant property damage after a failed bearing ignited grain dust explosion at a grain handling facility in South Dakota. Suit was filed in Minnesota against various defendants.

Settlement: The case was settled for a confidential amount in the litigation.

If you have been injured by an agriculture related injury, you have found the right website. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email regarding your case. The Beattie Law Firm has experienced lawyers who are happy to investigate and answer any questions you may have.