Workshop foreman fined after running over farm worker in a tractor
A workshop foreman has been fined £1,200 after he struck a farm worker whilst driving a tractor.
Peterborough Magistrates’ Court heard how, on September 20, 2017, at North East Farm, Eltisley, Paul Robinson was driving a large tractor when he stopped to speak to a farm employee.
After their conversation, Robinson went to drive away but, in the process, ran over the employee with the rear offside track.
The employee has suffered life-changing injuries as a result of this incident, including multiple fractures and nerve damage.
Paul Robinson, of 56 Rookery Road, Wyboston, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
He was fined £1,200, ordered to pay costs of £2,000 as well as the victim surcharge of £120.
After the hearing, HSE inspector Graeme Warden said “This incident could have been avoided if a simple check around the vehicle had been carried out prior to moving off.”