The grieving uncle of a four-year-old boy killed on a farm has urged everyone in agriculture to do more to keep children safe.
Brian Nutter whose nephew Harry Lee was crushed by a telehandler in July 2019, spoke at the 2022 Farm Safety Week;
“I don’t want it to happen again. Everyone needs to think. I hope if people know what happened they’ll be a bit more aware of what they’re doing, and they won’t have to go through what I’m going through.”
It wasn’t the first time Harry had been out with Brian on the machine, but on this occasion, it took one split second for the fall and crush to happen.
“He spent a lot of time with me because that’s what he wanted to do, and I loved him being with me because I didn’t think that we were doing anything wrong. I wish that Harry had stopped in the house that day, but he didn’t.”
Back in March this year Brian was given a 26 week prison sentence suspended for 18 months along with 250 hours of unpaid work along with incurring costs of £5,154.
There is plenty to be done to tackle the safety dangers in this industry with 25 agriculture-related activity fatalities across 2020/2021.