agriculture


Farmer gets suspended prison sentence after admitting illegally burning fridges and animals

Despite warnings from the Environment Agency, a Norfolk-based farmer continued to collect and burn hazardous waste including fridges, freezers and dead animals. Read More

‘We must break the mental health taboo in the farming sector’

With increased awareness surrounding mental health, the involvement of high profile names and campaigns and seemingly more discussion taking place, Read More

Self-employed worker killed after fall

A farmer has been fined following a worker’s fatal fall through the fragile roof of a milking shed on the farm. Read More

Worker broke back in roof fall

An employee was seriously injured after falling through a fragile roof while carrying out building work. Read More

Falkirk: Two dead and two injured after farm wall collapse

Two men have been killed and two others injured after a wall collapsed on a farm near to Falkirk in Scotland. Read More

Farm safety: Agency worker’s injury ‘timely reminder’ of safety needs

A company has been fined after a farm worker’s arm was pulled into potato grading machine. Read More

Company failed to manage transport risks

HSE investigation found the company had insufficient measures in place to prevent people being struck by a vehicle and that a protected walkway was provided to only two sides of the yard, but not to the right side between the production sheds and the engineers workshop, a well-used pedestrian route. Read More

Stricter work at height regulation may be the only way to stop avoidable deaths

Falls from height is a major killer of workers in key sectors including construction and agriculture, and the figures show no sign of improvement, as Ken Diable, Managing Director at Heightsafe, explains. Read More

Company sentenced after death of employee

A Co. Armagh company has been fined £50,000 for failings which resulted in the death of one of its employees at its premises in Lurgan. Read More

Unexpected high-risk jobs and how to limit potential harm

Contrary to popular belief, there are occupations that are seemingly harmless but may potentially be hazardous in a variety of different ways. Read More



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