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Inquest in to death of Scottish farmer, 39, reveals combine accident

Alan Ironside was working along side his father, Andrew, when the incident happened in August 2015.


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Alan Ironside died at the scene on August 13, 2015
Alan Ironside died at the scene on August 13, 2015

An inquest into the death of 39-year-old Alan Ironside has found he died after being dragged into a combine harvester.

 

Mr Ironside was working along side his father, Andrew at a property in Aberdeenshire when the tragedy happened on August 13, 2015 at about 7:45pm.

 

They were contract harvesting fields near Turriff when the combine became blocked with straw.

 

At the fatal accident inquiry, it emerged Mr Alan Ironside left the cab to clear the blockage, when his father, who was still in the cab, accidentally turned the combine back on.

 

Alan was pulled into the machine and suffered fatal neck and head injuries, and died at the scene.

 

Sheriff Philip Mann said the accident was ’all too familiar’ in the farming industry.

 

He said: "When there are risks involved, these accidents will happen from time to time."

 

Sheriff Mann offered the court’s condolences to Mr Ironside’s widow and his father.

 

 


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