Tractor deaths- stop and think!

Updated simple, step-by-step guidance on tractor safety is now available.
Published by the Health and Safety Executive, it follows a number of recent deaths involving tractors, including a 39-year-old worker who died in East Yorkshire last month while apparently trying to fix a machine with the tractor running and a 46-year-old Scottish man who died in August after his tractor overturned into a ditch.
On average ten people a year die in tractor accidents and there are many major injuries. But simple safety steps would have prevented most of them. The updated leaflet, Tractor action: A step-by-step guide to using tractors safely, outlines some essential guidelines to working with tractors in a safe way.
Tony Mitchell of HSE’s agriculture and food sector said: ‘These latest deaths highlight just how dangerous the farming industry can be. But this revised guide to tractor safety is easy to follow and could just save your life. The guide outlines nine steps to using tractors safely and encourages users to stop and think.’
A step-by-step guide to using tractors safely is available on the HSE website:

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