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Drunk farmer imprisoned for killing young boy while driving tractor

Harry Whitlam regularly attended Swithens Farm where his mother worked. Parts of the petting farm were open to the public, while other sections were closed off and separated from the public by barriers.

Leeds Crown Court heard that it was normal practice for Harry, 11, to be allowed in the working area of the farm but the workers would ensure that he was accompanied or he would remain in the public section.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive found that a tractor within the closed off section of the farm was reversing up the yard to attach its vacuum trailer to the septic tank. At 9:15am in the morning Harry was walking towards a member of staff when he was fatally struck by the tractor.

Gary Green, the driver of the tractor, was breathalysed following the incident by the police and was found to be 2.5times over the alcohol limit for driving on a road.

Gary Green, Bradburn Road, Wakefield, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3(2) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act (1974) and was sentenced to 16 months and 2 weeks in prison, with immediate effect.

Added: 15-12-2016
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