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Lancashire farmer fined £ 320,000 following death of worker

A Lancashire farming company has been fined £320,000 following the death of a worker who was knocked to the ground from a skip whilst assisting with the tipping food waste. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the company not fully assessed the risks involved in this daily task.  Had they done so, the dangers would have been identified. They had also failed to maintain equipment in safe working order and to properly instruct staff in safe working practices.