The Mapleton Press: Whether they’re working with crop production, livestock or the typical daily tasks related to working on the farm, potential for farmers getting hurt when lifting or moving objects is a daily reality.

Andrew Merryweather, University of Utah Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Ergonomics and Safety Program at the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, says the agriculture industry and forestry/fishing industry are often the top occupations with the highest risk and incidence of lifting injuries.

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