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13 March 2018 08:23:57 |Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,Finance,News

Shropshire farm fined £16,000 after worker attacked by bull


Magistrates fined the company £16,000 and ordered it to pay costs of £3,079

Magistrates fined the company £16,000 and ordered it to pay costs of £3,079

A Shropshire farm has been fined £16,000 after one of its workers was seriously injured in a bull attack.
T.N. Beeston and Son, based near Market Drayton, pleaded guilty at Kidderminster Magistrates Court.
The healthy and safety breach happened on August 23, 2016. A 28-year-old worker was hit by a dairy bull as he attempted to clear out a shed.
He had to require an operation after suffering a serious leg injury.
A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found the bull was housed with cows in a cubicle shed, and farm workers had to enter it three times a day to clear it out, while the bull was loose.
HSE said a sustainable bull pen was not provided on the farm.


T. N. Beeston and Son pleaded guilty to breaching section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Magistrates fined the company £16,000 and ordered it to pay costs of £3,079.




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