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Farmer fined after worker broke 18 ribs in serious incident

A farmer has been ordered to pay more than £2,800 after one of his employees broke 18 ribs and both wrists in an “avoidable” farm incident.

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The worker also suffered internal injuries when he fell ten metres from a cherry picker, magistrates heard.

 

He was inspecting a silencer unit attached to a grain drying facility at Martin Geoffrey Warkup’s farm in Barmston, Yorkshire, in July 2016.

 

Warkup, partner in a farming company, of Barmston, pleaded guilty to breaching a health and safety regulation at Hull and Holderness Magistrates Court.


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He was fined £1,600 with £1,216.10 prosecution costs in a case brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

 

HSE inspector Darian Dundas said: “This incident could so easily have been avoided by planning ahead and putting in place suitable control measures and safe working practices.”

 

“Those in control of work have a responsibility to devise safe methods of working and to provide the necessary information, instruction and training to their workers in the safe system of work.”

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