Cornish Tractor Sales Firm Receives Fine for Worker’s Serious Injuries

Cornish Tractor Sales Firm Receives Fine for Worker’s Serious Injuries

Cornish Tractor Sales Firm Receives Fine for Worker’s Serious Injuries
A tractor sales firm received a £7000 fine after a worker fell broke bones and suffered multiple skull fractures.
Jacob Wingett 28 from Treburley near Launceston was fixing a number plate to the top of a tractor cab on 1 May last year when he lost his balance and fell nearly a metre to the ground suffering serious injuries.
An investigation was made into the incident by the Health and Safety Executive which resulted in a prosecution for B&B Agricultural Sales Ltd at Truro Magistrates’ Court on 6 December 2013.
The court heard that Mr Wingett was working at the company’s site on Doublebois Industrial Estate Dobwalls near Liskeard. He was stood on the cross shaft arms at the back of the tractor when he fell. He suffered one shattered and one broken wrist breaks to both arms and multiple skull factures. He had to have a number of operations to put pins and plates in both his arms which left him unable to work for more than a month.
HSE discovered that B&B Agricultural Sales Ltd had not put any measures into place to prevent the fall from occurring and did not have a plan for the work no safe system of and there was no suitable training or supervision provided.
B&B Agricultural Sales Ltd of Tamar Ridge Cox Park Gunnislake pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. The company was fined £7000 and ordered to pay £8142 in costs.

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