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A Fatal Accident Inquiry held at Kirkcudbright Sheriff Court has found that a farm worker who was found dead with crush injuries was most likely to have been killed by a bull. Graeme Riddick, 49, was a self-employed casual worker at Cuil Farm and on December 23rd last year was found face down in the field that contained the bull and 36 heifers.

The inquiry highlighted that there was no failure or defect on the part of the farm, which had implemented a safe system of working and had told Mr Riddick to follow health and safety guidelines he was provided with when he carried out work on the farm. The sheriff was satisfied the farm took safety seriously, and could only speculate why Mr Riddick had chosen on this occasion to enter the field alone and on foot in the presence of the bull.

A Health and Safety executive official said he was satisfied with the risk assessment and materials at the farm, also stating that Mr Riddick had probably been killed by cattle.

Thompsons have years of experience in assisting the families’ of fatal accident victims.  We understand the first and most important thing that a family need and demand is answers!  Without answers as to what happened and why it happened they cannot move on with their lives, they need to know that no other family will be touched as they have been by the loss of a loved one.

Contact our specialist lawyers today on 0800 0891331 and we will help you obtain the answers to your questions.  Our No Win No Fee policy means that we take care of the financial burden of legal action at an already stressful time for clients. 

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