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Toddler trapped in farm machinery

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Accidents involving farm machinery are all too common and they can have very serious consequences for farm workers and others involved in agriculture. I have just successfully concluded a claim brought on behalf of a farm worker from Lithuania, who caught his arm in a potato picker.

Sometimes machine operators are not properly trained, or workers from abroad cannot understand each other thus raising the risk of accidents. Unsafe practices, such as trying to clear machinery by hand develop and they can disable people for life. All farms are subject to health and safety regulations, and where a death or serious injury has occurred, the farm in question may receive a visit from the Health and Safety Executive.


Malcolm Johnson

Associate
Personal Injury team



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