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In 2014, 25 Albertans died in farm-related accidents.
All of the groups will be chaired by lawyers, not farmers.
STARS air ambulance was called to the scene.
It's good to talk about safety, but more important to take action.
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An assassination threat is a serious call to action and the owner must be held accountable. For days, hateful and vulgar comments about assassinating Rachel Notley were on Wildrose leader Brian Jean's Facebook page. This goes beyond letting off steam over Bill 6.
"People have been dying on farms."
"The only power we have in this place as opposition is the power to speak.''
Bill 6 gives workers access to workers compensation benefits if injured on the job. Other Alberta occupations involving heavy physical labour require WCB -- from construction to the oil companies. The right to refuse unsafe work is a common sense approach to a situation where a person might be maimed for life or worse, dead.
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Protesters say the legislation would kill family farms.
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"We as farmers and ranchers should decide our own hours and our own work ethic.''
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Mike Stahl says his grandson was familiar with the forklift and had operated it before.
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RCMP say it happened Saturday morning.
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The government says 25 people died from farm-related accidents in 2014 — nine more than the previous year.
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The changes are in the proposed Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act.
Becker is sharing the story of his family's tragedy now, he said, to bring awareness to the risks of handling grain on a farm.