The tree industry has a good safety record but it is a dangerous job in any sphere of our world:
ACCIDENT AT APF 2016
Yesterday afternoon during the set-up of the show, taking place on the 15/16/17th September at Ragley Estate, Alcester, Warwickshire, one of our staff was involved in an accident. He received immediate 1st Aid treatment by the on-site St John Ambulance staff and was subsequently flown to Birmingham Hospital for further treatment. Tragically, despite the best efforts of the doctors, he died yesterday evening around 9pm.
Police attended the incident and are currently investigating the full causes of the accident and the Health & Safety Executive have been informed. As this is an ongoing investigation we will be unable to comment further at this stage.
The Exhibition is going ahead as planned starting tomorrow and all current arrangements for set-up remain in place.
The APF Demo Team’s thoughts are very much with the family at this time and it is their wish that APF 2016 continues