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Category: Agriculture

Company and contractor fined after member struck by fencing wire

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A civil engineering company (R M Contractors Limited aka RMC), and a contractor working on behalf of a tree surgery company Complete Tree Services (CTS) have been sentenced after a member of the public was injured by fencing wire.

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Partnership fined following death of long-serving farm manager

Monday, March 20, 2017

A farming partnership has been fined £60,000 following the death of a farm manager in Staffordshire.

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Health and safety events focus on sectors

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Great Britain’s independent safety and health regulator is holding a series of events across the country to look at what businesses can do to look after people at work.

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Norfolk farming company fined after death of worker

Friday, March 10, 2017

A family owned Norfolk farming company has been fined after an employee died at its grain storage facility.

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RR1083 – Risks to respiratory health in the grain industry

Friday, January 27, 2017

A detailed literature search was carried out to summarise evidence about respiratory disease caused by exposure to grain dust. The conclusion of this review is that the damaging effects of grain dust on the respiratory tract are accumulative and occur at high concentrations of exposure.

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Drunk farmer imprisoned for killing young boy while driving tractor

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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.

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Council fined £250,000 for not protecting workers health

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanet District Council has been fined after a worker was left with permanent injured after being diagnosed with hard arm vibration (HAV).

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Farm fined for unlawful use of dangerous poison

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Norfolk farming firm T Long and Company Limited has been prosecuted for putting workers and members of the public at risk from a dangerous poison being used to control rabbits.

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HSE jobs – Trainee Inspectors of Health and Safety – National

Monday, September 5, 2016

The current recruitment for trainee inspectors is closed, however, see if you could be right for the role?”

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Farm prosecuted following death of young worker

Monday, August 22, 2016

A farm in Nottinghamshire has been fined following the death of a young worker, when he became trapped between two vehicles.

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London borough council fined for safety failings

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A London borough council has been fined after a road worker suffered serious injury whilst cutting trees.

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Annual workplace fatality statistics published

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces has been released today.

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Horticultural firm fined over multiple safety failings

Monday, June 27, 2016

William Sinclair Horticulture Limited, has been fined over two separate incidents that occurred at their Ellesmere Port and Lincoln sites. The incident at Ellesmere Port resulted in serious injuries to a worker as he fell from an unsecured ladder.

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Wear helmets on quad bikes, pleads farm safety chief

Monday, June 20, 2016

An agriculture safety chief has urged farmers not to ignore simple life-saving advice to wear helmets when riding quad bikes.

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Farm labourer struck by falling tree

Thursday, June 2, 2016

A self-employed furniture maker from Hampshire was fined after felling a tree which struck a farm labourer.

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Worker loses all fingers and thumb in machinery

Friday, May 13, 2016

An assistant farm manager from Norwich lost all his fingers and thumb of his left hand when it became caught in machinery.

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Farm SHAD – Bluith Wells, 26 May 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) are half-day events which include practical demonstrations covering the everyday hazards faced by farmers, farming families and workers and provide an excellent opportunity for those working on farms to get practical advice. Attendance is free – register now.

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Family partnership fined after worker fell through skylight

Monday, March 14, 2016

A family partnership in Pembrokeshire has been fined after a worker fell through a skylight forming part of the roof of a cattle shed to the concrete floor below.

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Teenage farm worker dies clearing blockage in grain bin

Monday, February 22, 2016

A farm has been sentenced after a young man was killed while trying to clear a blockage in a grain bin in Hawick.

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Free forestry & arboriculture SHADs – various locations, March 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

HSE has teamed up with the Forestry Commission and the Arboricultural Association to host the events, which are dedicated to raising awareness of important health and safety issues specific to each industry. Arboriculture SHAD – Enfield, 9 March 2016; Forestry SHADs – Perthshire, 18 March 2016 & Northumberland, 22 March 2016. Book now.

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