Cory Yamaguchi of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies sent me this photo of an egress door he saw on an outing to the local dairy farm with his family.  I’m picturing a farm that hosts lots of visitors, not the type where the cow:human ratio is 100:1.  In addition to the creative application of pull handles, there are loops up at the top (one looks like it’s missing) if they need a little extra security.  If you’re just tuning in, this is not code-compliant.

Push Pull Panic

UPDATE: There were several questions about what type of farm building this is, so here’s some more information.  This is a working dairy and pig farm, but is also open to visitors who want to pay $20 each for a farm experience.  The building where this pair of doors is located is the birthing barn, where you can sit on the bleachers and watch calves being born (cool, right?!).  So it’s definitely an Assembly occupancy with a load of more than 50 people, and would require panic hardware.  And the building was obviously occupied when Cory took the photo.  Here’s another photo of the birthing barn:

Birth in Progress

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