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Kirkbean farming firm prosecuted after boy, 8, loses part of his leg

The boy, 8, was sat on a all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on Airdie farm, Kirkbean. He fell from the ATV and was later found with injuries to his lower right leg ..

Farm Safety Week 2017 – “Working safely with livestock involves much more than being careful…”

Farm Safety Week Day 4: Anglesey farmer Wyn Jones tells his story of how one minor ‘lapse’ of judgement left him with a broken back and an injured shoulder

Farm Safety Week Day 4: Staying safe with Livestock

Farm Safety Week is today (Thursday) challenging the sector to think about improving livestock handling systems and making them safer and more efficient…

Farm Safety Week 2017 Day 3 – Hard-hitting farm safety stories

Transporting and stacking large hay bales has, in recent years, resulted in numerous injuries to and deaths of operators of the machinery or people nearby..

Farm Safety Week 2017: Danger in the driving seat

NFU Vice-president and chairman of the Farm Safety Partnership, Guy Smith says: “…40% of all farm workers who have lost their lives in agriculture over the past decade were workplace machinery-transport related…

Day 2 of Farm Safety Week 2017 – Putting Safety in the Driving Seat

Tuesday of Farm Safety Week focuses on machinery & transport – Poorly used or faulty vehicles and machinery are a major cause of death and injury on farms ..

Farm Safety Week 2017: Why we MUST improve safety

The latest statistics from the HSE show agriculture still suffers from the highest rate of workplace fatal injury of any industry sector in Great Britain …

Farm Safety Week 2017 – Pub Landlord Al Murray calls time on risk taking

Comedian Al Murray discusses the importance of Farm Safety Week (24-28 July 2017) and describes witnessing a serious machinery accident when he was just 12

National Farm Safety Week – HSE Chair Martin Temple encourages the agricultural sector to #HelpGBWorkWell

National Farm Safety Week (24–28 July) comes just after the release of HSE’s annual fatality statistics. The year’s figures highlight a poor record…

Contractor sentenced after death of retired farmer James Headland

James Headland, a retired farmer, was struck in the neck by wire ejected from contractor Adrian Pickett’s hedge cutting machine. Headland, 73, later died…