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Category: Agriculture

York father’s near-death fall lands firm in court

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A young father of two suffered life-changing injuries after he plunged seven metres through an unsafe fragile roof at a farm in Harrogate, magistrates have been told  (4 June).

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Essex farm partnership in court after worker’s grain store fall

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A partner of an Essex farm has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell four metres from the roof of a grain store at Pages Farm, Stebbing.

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Safety alert – Devices used to reduce operator entrapment and crushing on mobile elevating work platforms

Friday, May 30, 2014

This alert advises that covers/shrouds on machine controls do not protect against entrapment of operators between the machine and nearby obstructions.

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Health and Safety Newsletter – Spring issue out now

Friday, May 16, 2014

This edition: How do your health and safety skills measure up? Dangerous industries – working together to find solutions, health and safety myths – telling porkies about the dangers of crackling, plus accident case studies, court cases and much more.

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Family farming business sentenced after worker injured in roof fall

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Perthshire farming business has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when he fell more than three metres through a roof light of a cattle barn.

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Cheshire farming firm sentenced over worker’s death

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A farming company in Middlewich has been fined £50,000 after a father-of-one suffered fatal injuries when a 1.5 tonne concrete panel fell on him.

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Farming family prosecuted for avoidable roof fall death

Monday, May 12, 2014

A farming family in south west Wales has been sentenced for safety failings after a roof worker plunged 15 feet to his death in front of his two sons.

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Company in court after workers suffer nerve damage

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A company responsible for maintaining the grounds of a naval base in Cornwall has been fined after three workers were diagnosed with a debilitating condition that left them with permanent nerve damage. 

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Tackling occupational disease

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

HSE has launched new occupational disease web pages and an online community site. Occupational disease is a big problem and organisations are already taking steps to reduce the burden. We want you to get involved – join our online community, set up to encourage the exchange of ideas and initiatives for tackling occupational disease.

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Firm sentenced after tractor wheel fell on worker

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

An Angus company has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker suffered severe crush injuries when a tractor wheel fell on him.

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Narrow escape for teenage worker in four metre fall

Monday, April 14, 2014

A 16-year-old apprentice had a lucky escape from serious injury after falling four metres through a fragile rooflight at a farm in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, a court has heard.

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Proposals to amend PUWER ACOPs

Monday, March 31, 2014

This is a review of the approved codes of practice (ACOP) on the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) (L22); Safe Use of Power Presses (L112) and Safe Use of Woodworking Equipment (L114), with the aim of removing time-limited material and simplifying text. Consultation runs from 31 March to 23 May 2014.

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Life-changing injuries cloud trainee vet’s ambitions

Monday, March 17, 2014

A Shropshire horse breeder has been prosecuted for safety failings after a student suffered severe leg and pelvic injuries when she was felled by four straw bales on her last day of work experience.

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Cambridgeshire farming firm in court following wetland deaths

Friday, February 14, 2014

A Cambridgeshire farming partnership has been sentenced following the death of a student who was undertaking pest and predator control work at Kingfishers Bridge Wetland in Wicken.

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Farmworker disabled after being crushed under falling hay bales

Friday, February 14, 2014

A part-time farm worker was left permanently disabled after being crushed by two straw bales that fell on him as he tried to remove them from a seven-metre stack at a farm in North Yorkshire.

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Forestry workers urged to sign up for safety event

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive [HSE] has teamed up with the Forestry Commission’s Learning and Development team to host a Safety and Health Awareness Day in the Midlands dedicated to raising awareness of important health and safety issues specific to the forestry industry.

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HSE Safety Alert – Genie Z135/70 Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

An operator was killed when a Genie Z135/70 mobile elevating work platform became unstable and overturned whilst it was working at or very close to its maximum height. In order to minimise the risks of overturn, the machine safety devices and sensors must be configured as per manufacturer’s settings, as prescribed by the manufacturer in […]

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Repairs to fork arms of fork-lift trucks

Monday, February 3, 2014

This guidance provides information regarding the repair of fork arms of fork-lift trucks (FLT), and alerts all to certain bad practices which may cause FLT arms to fail.

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Engaging Arboricultural Contractors Safety and Health Awareness Day – Stonleigh, 18 March 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

The programme (one full day), will comprise presentations and practical demonstrations covering a broad range of topics, including Health and Safety Regulations, training and certification and safe use of chainsaws during tree work.

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Free Forestry Safety and Health Awareness Days – 18 & 25 March 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

HSE has again teamed up with the Forestry Commission to host the events, which are dedicated to raising awareness of important health and safety issues specific to the forestry industry.

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