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Phostoxin & Respirators

The User Guide from the manufacturer of Phostoxin has always said that a full face Respirator with suitable gas cartridge MUST be worn. The Hazard Data Sheet says that if exposure cannot be prevented through engineering controls, then Personal Protective Equipment including respirator must be worn The HSE guidance note on “Gassing of Rabbits and…
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Using Telehandler in Fencing Operations

There have been 4 fatal accidents since 2007 where people have been killed after being struck by a telehandler bucket that was being used to drive in fence posts. The use of equipment for a task it has not been designed for appears fairly widespread in agriculture and is one of the reasons why the…
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Worker Crushed by Log Splitter

A 73 year old part time worker was very nearly killed when he inadvertently activated the ram of the log splitter he was sitting on when his overalls caught the control lever. The ram crushed him into the splitter of the machine (pictured) resulting in massive internal injuries including crushed pelvis and torn perineum. The…
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Working On Slopes

You may have seen in the press about the serious accident that recently occurred on the Sandringham Estate. A gardener ended up upside down under his ride on mower in an ornamental lake within the grounds of Sandringham House What appears to have happened was that he strayed from the flat area down a bank,…
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