Uncle of boy killed on farm, appeals for others to stay safe

The grieving uncle of a four-year-old boy, killed on a farm, has urged everyone in agriculture to do more to keep children safe.

Brian Nutter was at the wheel of a farm vehicle when his nephew Harry Lee fell from the cab footplate and was crushed beneath its wheels.

Mr Nutter, speaking during this year’s Farm Safety Week (July 18 – 22), said: “I don’t want it to happen again. Everyone needs to think. I hope if people know what happened they’ll be a bit more aware of what they’re doing, and they won’t have to go through what I’m going through.”

Mr Nutter, who farms north of Burnley, Lancashire was given a 26-week prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, and was ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work and pay costs of £5,154 in March this year, following the incident in July 2019.

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