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82-year-old man trapped under tractor

Fire and rescue crews were called to help an 82-year-old man who became trapped underneath his tractor in the UK.

The incident occurred in the Holton Road area, near Halesworth, earlier today (Friday, October 8th, 2021).

Man trapped underneath tractor

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene of the incident shortly before midday.

It mobilised appliances from Halesworth, Bungay and Lowestoft South. Two police vehicles, along with the emergency service’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HAT), also attended.

A fire spokesperson said:

“At 11:45 a.m on Friday, October 8, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were called to an incident of an 82-year-old man trapped underneath his tractor on Holton Rd, near Halesworth.”

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“Two fire service vehicles attended the call, as did Suffolk Police and the East of England Ambulance service.”

He was left in the ambulance services’ care.

In an update on October 12th, 2021, a spokesperson for Suffolk Fire and Rescue said:

“The man wasn’t trapped when crews arrived, so they didn’t need to rescue him. Further details have since come to light.”

Man dies in hospital days after farm accident

A man has died in hospital following a farm accident in Northern Ireland.

The incident occurred in the Tassagh Road area, outside Keady in Armagh in recent days. It is understood he was mixing slurry at the time.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said:

“A man has died in hospital today following an incident at a farm in the Keady area on Saturday, September 25th.”

“The death is not being treated as suspicious, and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed.”

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the NI Ambulance Service told Armagh I, “The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 3.02 pm on Saturday, September 25th, following reports of an incident in the Tassagh Road area of Keady.”

“NIAS despatched one emergency crew and one HART Officer and one Rapid Response Paramedic to the scene. The charity Air Ambulance with HEMs crew on board was also tasked to the incident.”

“Following assessment and initial treatment, one patient was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast,” the spokesperson concluded.

On Monday (October 4th), the HSENI issued a reminder to farmers to follow the slurry mixing code to stay safe.

The closed period for slurry spreading will begin at midnight on Friday, October 15th, 2021.

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