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Category: Agriculture

Farmer fined for fall injuries

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Nottinghamshire farm business has been prosecuted for safety failings after an employee suffered serious injuries in a roof fall.

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Agriculture video case study: Farmers stories – powerlines

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cornish farmer, Ian Davey, nearly left behind a loving wife and two children – a boy of nearly three and a girl of six months – when a snap decision he made during combining had horrific consequences.

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Farming firm in court after worker’s hand injured in hop press

Friday, March 18, 2011

A farm worker suffered a serious injury when his right hand became trapped in a hop press in Suffolk, a court heard today.

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Event to help Hampshire farmers avoid death and injury

Friday, March 18, 2011

Farmers across Hampshire are being encouraged to attend a free half-day event later this month in a bid to reduce the number of death and injuries in Britain’s most dangerous industry.

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Agriculture video case study: Farmers’ stories – falls from height

Friday, March 18, 2011

Yorkshire farmer Mark Rooke heard the crash as his young son, Peter, fell eighteen feet through a roof light onto the concrete floor below him.

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Farm fined after worker’s foot caught in machine

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

An Aberdeenshire farmworker’s toe was severed when his foot became trapped in a fertiliser spreading machine.

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Worker suffers multiple injuries following roof light plunge

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A York farmer has been prosecuted for safety failings after a builder’s labourer suffered multiple injuries when he plunged through a fragile roof light during poorly planned work on a farm building.

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Make the promise website updated

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The campaign wesbite has been updated to cater for a broader audience of farmers in addition to adding two new case studies.

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Event to help East Sussex farmers avoid death and injury

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Farmers across East-Sussex are being encouraged to attend a free half-day event later this month in a bid to reduce the number of death and injuries in Britain’s most dangerous industry.

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Farmer fined after falling bales kill friend

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Leicestershire farmer has been prosecuted after a family friend was killed while helping out on his farm.

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Rigging research – Part three

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Article three in the series by Treevolution, in conjunction with Brudi & Partner TreeConsult (Germany), promoting the findings of the recent research project: An evaluation of current rigging and dismantling practices used in arboriculture.

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Farm safety events target Moray and Highland farmers

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Farmers across Moray and the Highlands are encouraged to attend one of two free half day events later this month for advice on the dangers of working in agriculture.

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Event to help reduce death and injury on Bedfordshire farms

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Around 250 farmers from across Bedfordshire will be attending a free event on Tuesday 8 February aimed at helping reduce the number of deaths and injuries in agriculture.

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Vital safety advice for Herefordshire farmers

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Farmers across Herefordshire are being encouraged to attend a free event next month to gain vital advice on staying safe in the country’s most dangerous industry.

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North Devon farm worker fractured skull in roof fall

Friday, January 21, 2011

A farm worker suffered two fractures to his skull after falling through a barn roof while carrying out repair work.

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Free safety advice for Cumbrian farmers

Monday, January 17, 2011

Farmers are being encouraged to attend a farm safety event in Carlisle (Thursday 20 January) for free advice that could save their lives.

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Egg packing business fined for exposing workers to danger

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Banff-based egg packing business has been fined for exposing its employees to the risk of serious injury on a regular basis.

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Health risks associated with the mechanical laying of straw bedding in cattle sheds

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) has recently conducted a brief survey to measure and assess the health risks

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Winter near miss acts as warning to farmers

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Scottish farmer who came close to death is hoping that his story encourages others to take extra care as heavy snow and freezing conditions hit Britain’s farms for the second winter running.

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Treework newsletter

Monday, December 6, 2010

This issue (November 2010) – rigging and dismantling research, latest HSE enforcement activity and AFAG updates.

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