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Woman dies after tractor overturns on farm in UK

A woman has died after the tractor she was driving overturned on land in Devon.

The incident occurred at approximately 4:55pm yesterday (Wednesday, July 22nd).

Emergency services were called to the scene of the incident, along with police and an air ambulance.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed that a 64-year-old female was pronounced dead in a field at Little Wadham Farm.

The Health and Safety has been informed, according to the statement.

Farm Safety Week

News of this death has emerged during the annual farm safety seek.

This year’s campaign, organised by Farm Safety Foundation, is encouraging the farming community to recognise the real dangers of working in the industry and the importance of looking after their physical and mental wellbeing each and every day, not just for Farm Safety Week.

Throughout the week, the Farm Safety Foundation, supported by the Farm Safety Partnerships, the Health & Safety Executive, Health & Safety Executive for Northern Ireland and the Health & Safety Authority, Ireland, will demonstrate the impacts of the recent COVID-19 situation on the industry and the support available as well as highlighting the positive moves to changing the poor safety record and introducing some exciting new innovations in technology to help us all farm safer.

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