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Farming partnership fined after two workers severely injured

A Montrose farming partnership has been fined after two agricultural workers were severely injured when a telescopic handler went out of control, fell down a steep bank and came to rest at the top of a cliff.

David Alston Junior, 19, and Ian Murray, 54, were working for Nether Dysart Farms, a limited liability partnership, when the incident occurred on 12 May 2010.

Arbroath Sheriff Court heard that Mr Alston and Mr Murray were carrying out repairs to a fence in a field between the East Coast railway line and cliffs overlooking Lunan Bay and the North Sea.

At Arbroath Sheriff Court, Nether Dysart Farms, of Lunan, Montrose, was fined £8,000 after pleading guilty to breaching Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.


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