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Man dies and several injured after bridge collapsed on farm

Lancashire Police were called to the scene following reports of a serious accident on Tuesday (18th January).

Farmer raises thousands for Air Ambulance after being impaled by forklift

Forty-two-year-old farmer Jonathan Willis thanked the emergency services and Addenbrooke’s Hospital surgical teams who saved him last year, after he dodged death by mere millimetres when he was accidentally impaled by a forklift tine.

Call for action as farm fire costs rise by 40%

NFU Mutual is urging farmers to have fire plans in place as claims statistics reveal the cost of farm fires shot up in 2020.

Two-thirds of farmers still not wearing a helmet, new survey reveals

According to research, the majority of ATV users still don’t wear a helmet when they ride because they feel foolish wearing them on their own farm or don’t believe they ride fast enough to warrant them. To help combat this issue and to ensure that the importance of wearing a helmet is highlighted among users when driving an ATV, Can-Am has introduced its seven golden rules for ATV usage as part of its responsible riding programme.

Health and safety on farms: what can be done?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently said that more needs to be done to improve the standards of health and safety on farms following a number of recent fatalities.

Dangerous Occupations Report 2021: Farming is revealed as the second riskiest industry

A new report has investigated the dangers that UK workers face across the country, revealing that farming is the second most dangerous industry.

NFU warns farmers of the dangers of leaving mud on the road this autumn

With the autumn harvesting of sugar beet, maize and late-cut silage about to start across the UK, NFU Mutual is reminding farmers of the need to avoid leaving mud on roads.

Safety concerns regarding UK trailer law changes

It was announced this week that the UK’s rules on towing a trailer will change in autumn 2021 – find out how these changes could impact you.

Farmworker rescued after falling down 40ft silo

Bedfordshire Fire Control has confirmed it rescued a male casualty from the silo in Milton Ernest, following a rescue mission that lasted hours.

Farmers urged to check insurance in case of combine fires

With the hire cost of a replacement combine potentially reaching upwards of £70,000 for a high-capacity machine, it is essential to ensure your insurance policy offers adequate cover in case of fire, to avoid a serious hit to your harvest.

HSE issues farm safety warning after four deaths in a fortnight

More must be done to improve farm safety, the British workplace regulator has said, following a spate of farm fatalities.

Police issue statements on the theft of over 200 sheep in several raids

This week has seen police issue statements on the theft of over 200 sheep in several raids. The crime is becoming more organised and targeted than ever, with farmers facing

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