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Specialty Risk Insurance Partners with Nationwide to Protect Grain Bin Workers 2018


Each year, farmers risk their lives when they enter large grain bins to remove clumped or rotting grain while machinery is still running. Much like quicksand, flowing grain can bury a worker within seconds.


Because these accidents have become all too common, Nationwide and Specialty Risk Insurance are launching the fifth annual Nominate Your Fire Department Contest in recognition of Grain Bin Safety Week. The goal is to prevent injuries from happening by widely sharing safe bin-entry procedures, such as maintaining quality grain, testing bin atmosphere for toxic gases and wearing proper safety...

Retirement Celebration for Kathy Kellhofer


Our team recently had a retirement celebration for Kathy Kellhofer! Kathy and her husband, Larry purchased Sarcoxie Insurance Agency in 1986 and she continued to serve her customers after their agency merged with ours in 2013. Kathy has committed more than 30 years to her customers. Best wishes to her in her retirement and she will always be part of the Specialty Risk family! When asked what her retirement plans are, she said running the family dairy as there is always endless work to do there.


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Jasper Fire Protection District Awarded Grain Bin Rescue Tube


The Jasper Fire Protection District was awarded a grain bin rescue tube and specialized training on Wednesday, August 23 as part of a Grain Bin Safety Week contest sponsored by Specialty Risk Insurance.


In addition to the first responder awarding and training, Specialty Risk Insurance also coordinated with the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) and Jasper Fire Protection District to hold a free Confined Space Grain Bin Entry seminar for farmers and other community members involved in grain-related industries.


The training included a one-hour classroom session and...



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