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Electrical safety clinic on May 24
GEORGETOWN, Del. (May 17, 2016) — In the wake of the death of poultry grower and University of Delaware Extension poultry agent Bill Brown, the Extension services of Maryland and Delaware have slated a workshop on electrical safety in the chicken house.
Brown died of electrocution April 14 attempting to repair an outage in his poultry house.
“We know Bill Brown would want us to turn his tragic death by electrocution into a learning opportunity for his clientele and fellow poultry growers,” workshop organizers said in a news release.
It will be held Tuesday, May 24, at UD’s Carvel Research Center near Georgetown from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The workshop will include a presentation by Barnes Electric Inc. on “Electrical Safety in your Chicken House”; Stephen Collier, University of Delaware Poultry Research Manager will give a demonstration on checking feed motors and an exhibit of simple safety tools and more; Dr. James L. Glancey, University of Delaware,College of Engineering will give “Electrocution Observations” and Dr. Jon Moyle and Rhodes, University of Maryland Extension will give a biosecurity and disease update.