Extreme wet weather leads to UK mudslide death  

The recent tragic death of a schoolgirl in a mudslide in Darlington underlines the growing risks of extreme weather in rural areas.

4-year-old boy hits own mother with tractor at Norfolk farming event

A woman was injured by a vintage tractor after her four-year-old son accidentally started the machine at a farming charity event.

Brewery worker ‘badly injured’ following explosion on site in Cumbria  

A brewery worker has suffered serious burns following an explosion at a brewing facility in Cumbria.

Saving lives: Ensuring telehandlers and loaders are safe and compliant

Agricultural engineer Keith Short currently heads up the team at Wessex Engineering Inspection Services, ensuring plant, agricultural and construction machinery are HSE compliant. He offers Farmers Guide readers the following advice on how to ensure telehandlers and loaders are safe and HSE compliant.

Kent-based beef farm fined £12k following bull escape 

A Kent-based farming business has been fined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for breaches that placed employees at risk over many years, including an escaped bull.

Harvest rush expected to bring spike in crashes with agricultural vehicles  

As farmers begin the harvest season and agricultural traffic increases, all countryside road users are being warned to take extra care over the coming months. 

FSP raises ‘serious concerns’ over HSE’s decision to stop farm inspections

The Farm Safety Partnership (FSP) has raised serious concerns over the recent decision made by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to halt farm safety inspections.

Take security and safety seriously, farmers warned

ATVTrac, the dedicated security machinery tracking specialist, is continuing its mission to get farmers and landowners to take security and safety more seriously, as machinery theft continues to rise across many regions of the country.

Cornwall farmworker dies in agricultural machinery accident

A Cornwall farmworker was recently killed in an ‘industrial incident’, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed.

Nine acres of Somerset farmland destroyed in large crop fire

A huge blaze destroyed nine acres of field in the Nailsbourne area, near Taunton in Somerset.

Somerset farm suffers £100,000 worth of damage following arson attack

A Wiveliscombe farm has suffered £100,000 worth of damage during a deliberate barn fire. 

Family and friends commemorate boy who died in farm bike crash 

A Lancashire family paid tribute to a “beautiful, kind and lovely” teenager who was tragically killed in a farm bike crash last Saturday.

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