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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…

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…