Farmer receives prison sentence after cattle killed walker
Date of alert:
Tuesday, 8 February 2022
A Lancashire farmer has received a prison sentence for safety breaches after an 83-year-old man was fatally attacked by cattle in 2020.
The tragedy occurred when David Tinniswood and his wife followed a public right of way across Ivescar Farm at Chapel-Le–Dale in Carnforth, in May 2020.
An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the couple were walking on a footpath that passed through the yard at Ivescar Farm, following a right of way that runs from the farm down to the road.
The couple, who were accompanied by two border terriers, were attacked by cattle that were grazing in the field with calves at foot.
Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard this week how Mr Tinniswood, 83, was trampled and pronounced dead at the scene, while his wife sustained serious injuries.
Christopher Paul Sharpe, partner at J H Sharp and Son, of Ivescar Farm, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3 (2) of the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974.