A man has died after reports of an accident at a farm in Holderness.
Police were called to a farm in Halsham on the morning of Wednesday, May 12, where the man was found dead at the scene.
Both Humberside Police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are now investigating the circumstances around his death.
A spokesman for Humberside Police said: “On Wednesday, May 12 at 10.45am officers were called to concerns for a man’s safety at a property on Withernsea Road, Halsham.
“Upon arrival the man was sadly pronounced deceased. The circumstances of his death are not being treated as suspicious and our sympathies are with his family and friends at this sad time.”
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A HSE spokeswoman also confirmed it is investigating the death, alongside the police.
She said: “HSE is assisting police with their enquiries into the death of a man at a farm in Holderness, East Yorkshire. We cannot comment further at this time.”
Eight people have now lost their lives in farming accidents since April 1, according to Farmers Weekly.
There were more than 50 deaths due to accidents on farms in the past 12 months with the highest level for some 25 years.
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Stephanie Berkeley, manager of the Farm Safety Foundation, told Farmers Weekly: “If these estimates are correct, there have been eight more members of our industry who have lost their lives on our farms since 1 April 2021.
“Whether this means the figures are going up or down, we need to remember these are not just statistics. Behind each fatal notification is a grieving family, a community in shock, and a farm that needs to continue being farmed no matter what has happened.
“As an industry, we need to do more than sit around and talk about how awful our safety record is. We need action. We need to engage with farmers of all ages to make farms safer places to work.”