Herefordshire farmer killed in trailer accident


A Herefordshire farmer has been killed after being crushed by a trailer tailgate.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) mentioned the farmer, who has not been named, died on account of the accidents he suffered in the accident on 11 January.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service mentioned: “We had been referred to as to studies of an industrial incident close to to the B348 in Dewchurch, Hereford at 9.08am on Tuesday 11 January.

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“One ambulance, a paramedic officer and a Basics physician attended the scene. On arrival, we found one male affected person who was discovered to have suffered critical accidents in the incident.

“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”

The most typical causes of great and deadly accidents in agriculture contain shifting and overturning automobiles, in line with the HSE.

A spokesman mentioned: “HSE is aware of this incident and is making enquiries.”

HSE security recommendation for farm automobiles 

The HSE has revealed the next steerage over the secure motion of farm automobiles in the office.

Transport actions in and across the office have to be managed:

  • Check that automobiles and pedestrians are separated the place doable, for instance, obstacles and marked designated routes
  • Minimise the necessity for automobiles to reverse
  • Ensure mirrors are fitted, adjusted and clear
  • Provide excessive visibility clothes to staff and different pedestrians
  • Drivers have to be educated
  • Keep yards, transport routes and different working areas nicely lit
  • All gear, together with trailers, have to be maintained and in good working order.
  • Take care when opening and shutting tailgates. Keep individuals clear. Loads could have moved, or livestock could also be anxious to get out. The tailgate could come down unexpectedly quick when retaining mechanisms are launched.


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