HSE International

Stranraer groundwork company fined after worker fractures back falling through fragile skylight

Stranraer based McKeown Groundworks Limited has been fined after a worker fell over seven metres through a fragile roof. He suffered a compression fracture…

Employee broke his back after falling 3m through fragile skylight at Venn Farm, Cornwall

Eco NRG Solutions Ltd and director Jon Luke Antonio fined after worker, Lewis Harding, fell through roof at Cornwall farm. No edge protection, netting or…

Penhill Farm owner fined after telehandler killed worker Jonathan Evans

Jonathan Evans, 43, was contracted to spread fertiliser on the farmer’s fields. He was struck by the reversing telehandler, which hadn’t been maintained…

Salad growing company fined after chainsaw injury causes nerve damage

While felling trees, the Growing Green Limited employee suffered deep cuts to his arm at a Brentwood Nursery. No Personal proactive equipment was worn…

Farming partnership fined after death of manager who fell from roof

In May 2014, John Mills, 67, fell over 14 feet from a fragile roof while dismantling farm buildings in Hyde Lea, on land owned by the Toft Partnership…

Fencing contractors given suspended sentences after timber post hits worker

Raymond Lainsbury suffered injuries when timber posts and frames fell from a fork lift truck. Hoo Farm Fencing owners Maurice James Blackford and Susan Hawthorne…

Cumbria: Farmworker, 57, killed in tractor accident

Cumbria police confirmed that Stephen Richard Topping, 57, was killed after he was struck by a tractor at Wragmire Bank Farm on Thursday 26 January…

Muller UK fined £400,000 after worker falls through roof

Dairy manufacturer Muller UK has been fined £400,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell 15 feet through a fragile roof panel…

Drunk farmer Gary Green sentenced for killing young boy while driving tractor

A self-employed farm worker has been imprisoned after running over and killing a young boy with his tractor, while 2.5 times over the legal drinking limit.

Suspended prison sentence after man killed and another injured by cows

Brothers Mike and John Porter were walking on a public footpath with dogs on leads when they were attacked by cows; the fourth incident in five years involving the same cattle…