Inturf fined by HSE over worker’s death

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A York-based specialist turf company has been sentenced for a catalogue of safety failings that led to the death of a 30-year-old employee and father of two.

Lee Woodhouse, of Wilberfoss, died from serious crush injuries when he was struck and then run over by a 27-tonne turf harvester that he had been using in a field off Feoffee Common Lane in Barnby Moor, East Yorkshire.

The incident, on 20 September 2011, was investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) which prosecuted Turfgrass Services International Ltd., trading as Inturf, after finding a key safety system on the machine had been deliberately bypassed.

Full article available on HSE website

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