Farm safety has been cast into the spotlight once more following news that a Nottinghamshire farmer recently died after falling through a roof.
The 53-year-old, who has not yet been named, died on his farm in Stoney Lane, Trowell, just before 3pm on September 30.
The UK’s work safety watchdog, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), said a ‘self-employed farmer died after a fall through a fragile roof.’
It added that the general nature of the incident was ‘fall from height (roof)’.
A HSE spokewoman said: “HSE is aware and is working with the police to determine what happened.”
A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police added: “Officers were called to a report of a sudden death of a 53-year-old man following a fall through a roof at a farm.