The death of a 34-year old farm worker in Fife is a stark reminder of how dangerous working on the land can be.
Figures from the Health and Safety Executive show that in the last ten years 455 agricultural workers went out in the morning and never came home.
The latest fatality happened on Sunday September 6 when the man died after falling into machinery while working on a farm at Foodieash, near Cupar.
He became trapped in the machinery and had to be freed by emergency crews. But he had suffered serious injuries, and died later in Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.
The Health and Safety Executive is so concerned about the problem of agricultural accidents and fatalities it running a number of Agricultural Safety and Health Awareness Days in Scotland targeted at small farms with employees and self-employed farmers. The event will cover 6 scenarios - Quads, Work at height, Tractor Safety, Manual Handling, Animal Handling, and Occupational Health.
Full details on the HSE site at https://www.hse.gov.uk/agriculture/index.htm
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