Breaking news today http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-35125539
about a tragedy in East Yorkshire which seems to involve a farm slurry pit have highlighted once again the dangers of working with slurry on a farm.
This follows the pattern of a similar tragedy in Northern Ireland recently and shows how dangerous slurry pits can be and the need to take extra precautions before carrying out any work in the vicinity.
The Health and Safety Executive in Northern Ireland have (perhaps in response to the tragedy there) given very helpful advice on measures that can be taken by farm workers and their employers which can be found here:http://farmsafe.hseni.gov.uk/slurry.htm
See also the separate page on this site which reiterates much of that advice: http://www.oneill-injurysolicitors.co.uk/farming-accident/accidents-on-farms-involving-slurry-pits-how-can-they-be-prevented/
Let us hope that growing awareness provided by such tragedies will prevent anybody having to face the situation in East Yorkshire today