A new study by Penn State researchers suggests the agriculture industry is even more dangerous than previously believed.  From January 1st, 2015, to December 31st, 2019, more than 60,000 people were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal, agricultural-related injuries.  Researchers conducted a cross-sectional study using data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS).  According to findings recently published in the Journal of Agromedicine, most injuries occurred from April through September. The most common injury was fracture, followed by open wound, or amputation. The primary source of injury was in the “vehicles” category, with tractors being the dominant vehicle type.  Agriculture and forestry are among the most hazardous industries in the U.S.

The North Oriental Covered Bridge on Turkey Valley Road (Route 2023) at the Juniata – Snyder County line has reopened to traffic.  The bridge had been closed for repairs due to damage from a truck crash in May.  The detour that had been in place during repairs has been lifted.

The boil water notice for Allensville has been lifted.  The advisory was lifted yesterday by the Allensville Municipal Authority.

Saturday (June 26th) is ‘First Responder’s Day’ at East Broad Top Railroad!  First responders get 15% off with promo code “thank you,” and ticket proceeds from the day will benefit the Orbisonia – Rockhill Volunteer Fire Company. There is also a special dinner train Saturday night.   The railroad is running a regular schedule of diesel train excursions and shop tours.  They are open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays every other weekend throughout the summer.  Tickets can be purchased at eastbroadtop.com.