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Seven Stars Farm Organic Yogurt Founder On The Accident That Left Him Paralyzed

Farmers are watching the election closely, looking at issues like immigration which could affect farm labor. Today, a look at the dangers of farming.

According to the International Labor Organization, nearly half of the 335,000 workplace fatalities around the world every year take place in agriculture settings.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with David Griffiths and his wife Edie, founders of Seven Stars Farm Organic Yogurt, about the hay bale accident that left him quadriplegic.

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David and Edie Griffiths, founders of Seven Stars Organic Farm Yogurt in Kimberton, Pennsylvania.

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Edie Griffiths stands in the barn with Mark and Zeal Dunphy, whose family is taking over Seven Stars Farm. (Robin Young/Here & Now)
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Edie Griffiths stands in the barn with Mark and Zeal Dunphy, whose family is taking over Seven Stars Farm. (Robin Young/Here & Now)

David Griffiths at his desk at his home in Kimberton, Pennsylvania. Griffiths was left paralyzed after a hay bale accident. (Robin Young/Here & Now)
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David Griffiths at his desk at his home in Kimberton, Pennsylvania. Griffiths was left paralyzed after a hay bale accident. (Robin Young/Here & Now)

Edie Griffiths stands in the hay barn, where her husband David was injured, on the Seven Stars Farm in Kimberton, Pennsylvania. (Robin Young/Here & Now)
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Edie Griffiths stands in the hay barn, where her husband David was injured, on the Seven Stars Farm in Kimberton, Pennsylvania. (Robin Young/Here & Now)

Edie Griffiths stands in the cow barn at the Seven Stars Farm in Kimberton, Pennslyvania. (Robin Young/Here & Now)
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Edie Griffiths stands in the cow barn at the Seven Stars Farm in Kimberton, Pennslyvania. (Robin Young/Here & Now)

The packaging facility at the Seven Stars Farm in Kimberton, Pennslyvania. (Robin Young/Here & Now)
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The packaging facility at the Seven Stars Farm in Kimberton, Pennslyvania. (Robin Young/Here & Now)

A worker holds up a container of Seven Stars Farm organic yogurt. (Robin Young/Here & Now)
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A worker holds up a container of Seven Stars Farm organic yogurt. (Robin Young/Here & Now)