Guilty plea after death of man at livestock mart
23 March 2020
A COUNTY Tyrone firm has been fined £12,500 following the death of a man at a livestock mart in Clogher.
Clogher Valley Livestock Producers pleaded guilty to one breach of health and safety legislation at Dungannon Court, following an incident where a farmer Mr Harry McAnespie died after being struck by a gate at the livestock mart in June 2018.
Mr McAnespie had been struck by an inadequately maintained steel stock-proof gate when a young bull had attempted to jump over the gate, this incident resulted in Mr McAnespie receiving serious head injuries. The gate had a defective latch which meant the gate could not close properly. These type of gates are common in this mart and throughout the industry.
HSENI Inspector Sean Keogh said: “Employers must ensure that all plant and machinery is properly maintained in an efficient state and in efficient working order to protect both their employees and members of the public.”