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Grain Bin Safety Week

We can thank Kenneth Bassett for creating The Spider. The web-like net is suspended over the top of grain in a storage bin and prevents #farmers from falling into bridged grain and becoming entrapped. The safety net was a collaborative effort by MU faculty, staff and students to make farming safer.

The inventors agreed that the net must be convenient and easy for grain producers to install and use. They don't want to patent The Spider or make money from it. Their goal is simple — to save lives.

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