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Helmets, Fatalities, problems
If the research Duncan refers to is true and fairly
accurate, then when working with unruly horses, one should wear a helmet. My
first helmet was a rock climbing hat. The only other kind available at the
time (1981) was the old black hot kind. Luckily things have
changed. My second hat was a bicycle hat... get similar injuries..
Currently, I get one with as many holes as possible as it gets HOT here in
TX. When I first worked with horses, I work a hard hat with an unruly
one. Especially, when trimming hooves. Seems there needs to be a lot
of common sense involved in deciding when to wear one. Unfortunately, lots
of people don't have much common sense.
The BIG problem with having a brain injury is that
often the person can NO longer work and do own care. Therein, lies the
problem of how to care for that person. Most end up on basic welfare.. ie
Medicaid for the medical and food stamps and therefore become a burden to
taxpayers. Even if they have regular insurance at the time of the
accident, there are limits and rehab, etc eats that up quickly. So unless
one is independently wealthy, the best insurance is being prudent and wearing
the helmet. Statistics bear this out. Just go visit a center where
people have rehab. The "superman" guy has lots of money.. if one does not
have lots of money, it is not pleasant to try to get help for the chronic
debilitation that results from severe head injuries.
This is observations from being a health care
worker and reading.......... the numbers are out there..
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