Video: Farmer tells how a horrific farm accident changed his life forever
Every year in Ireland farmers lose limbs and lives in accidents that are preventable but involve PTO shaft, machinery and tractors.
In this dramatic film, Galway dry stock farmer Peter Gohery talks about the day he was severely injured and almost died when he became entangled on an unguarded PTO shaft.
"It was a Saturday morning...there was a good bit of work to be done on the farm. My son decided to stay at home to help me. We were getting weanlings ready for weaning.
"That morning I put on a pair of overalls and a pair of steel toe cap safety wellingtons.
"During the day my knee started coming out through the waterproof section on the overalls. By dinner time with frustration I cut the overalls off.
"I left a tail just hanging on the waterproof section
"We finished early and I decided it was a nice evening so we pulled the diet feeder out to see what changes needed to be made for the coming season.
"I hooked up the drive shaft and the pipes. I turned on the PTO to see if the machine was running.