Just a week later on the 14th of June, a farmer in his 30’s died when he fell into a slurry pit and was overcome by poisonous gases.

A Derbyshire Police spokesperson said:

We were called just before 8pm on 14 June by our colleagues in the fire service, who reported that a man had fallen into a slurry pit at a farm near Elton. The man, who was in his 30s, was taken to hospital but sadly died. We contacted the Health and Safety Executive and are preparing a file for the coroner.”

Farmers have been asked to review safety at work following the latest fatalities, at least 10 people have died in farming-related incidents since April this year.

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