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Farmer dies after being crushed by sprayer boom

A farmer from Oxfordshire has been killed after being crushed by a sprayer boom.

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Farmer dies after being crushed by sprayer boom

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the farmer was crushed and killed when undertaking maintenance work on the boom of a sprayer on July 2.

 

A HSE spokesperson said: “Maintenance of farm machinery, including tasks under the work equipment, is a significant cause of death and serious injury on farms”.


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HSE has reminded farmers to follow guidance on vehicle and machinery maintenance, and a free leaflet on working safely with agricultural machinery can be found here.

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