Trevor’s story

Trevor Hoff of rural Maryland went out to feed the cattle. Hours later he found himself at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

While feeding cattle, Trevor stepped of his tractor to open a gate. Upon climbing back into the seat, he realized the gate had swung shut. Without a second thought he slid off the tractor seat. Just as his foot hit the ground, the tractor started to roll.

He hadn’t put the tractor in park. The massive tires grabbed his foot and pulled him into the tractor’s path. Tires that just months earlier had winter chains on them.

Eighteen hours of surgery, seven plates, and thirty-seven screws later, the 14-year-old was told he’d never walk again.

Trevor attended the FS4JK chapter training workshop in March of 2011.

This is his story.

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About Farm Safety For Just Kids

Farm Safety For Just Kids is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting a safe farm environment to prevent health hazards, injuries, and fatalities to rural children and youth. We produce and distribute educational materials addressing various dangers commonly found in the rural environment. Farm Safety For Just Kids is supported by a chapter network of grassroots volunteers located throughout the United States and Canada. The organization also has part-time outreach coordinators in several states. Chapters, outreach coordinators, and volunteers conduct educational programs to raise awareness about safety and health issues affecting their communities.
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3 Responses to Trevor’s story

  1. K.D. says:

    Oh my goodness! What a story! Incredible that everything worked out the way that it did. Especially with the helicopter being so close!

  2. Hello Lyn, you can find Trevor’s video here:
    If you continue to have issues, please let us know! Happy Canadian Agricultural Safety Week!

  3. Lyn says:

    This is Canadian Agricultural Safety Week. It would be a great time to tell Trevor’s story, but the YouTube video does not seem to to available.

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