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Warning to farmers using excavators with quick hitches for construction work

Farmers are being warned not to use semi-automatic quick hitches if they are missing a retaining pin, following a spate of fatal accidents in other industries.

HSE has previously issued a warning to the construction industry after five deaths in less than five years. It is now urging all of those working with or alongside excavators to check their equipment regularly to avoid serious injury.

View press release ‘Warning to farmers using excavators with quick hitches for construction work’