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Man, 28, killed following incident on a farm in Greater Manchester

A 67-year-old man was also injured during the incident.
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Mr Drummond's family said they take some comfort from the fact he died doing what he loved
Mr Drummond's family said they take some comfort from the fact he died doing what he loved

A man has died following a serious work-related incident on farmland in Middleton, Greater Manchester.

 

The 28-year-old, who has been formally identified as Matthew Drummond was seriously injured shortly before 2:30pm on Friday, April 8, 2016.

 

Devastated

 

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

A 67-year-old man was also injured during the incident and was taken to hospital, where he has since been discharged.

 

A statement released by the family of Mr Drummond said: "Matthew’s death has left us all devastated. Matthew was a hardworking man who loved to work outdoors.

 

Machinery

 

"Matthew was always happy to be working with machines and we take some comfort from the fact that he died doing what he loved.

 

"Matthew was a loving dad to his children and a fantastic husband, son and brother.

 

"Matthew refused to grow up, he was always the joker and he loved life. We will all miss him forever.

 

Investigation

 

"The family would like to thank everyone for their kind words and support and would now like some time to grieve privately and remember Matthew.”

 

A joint investigation between Greater Manchester Police and the Health and Safety Executive is ongoing to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

 


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