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Man killed in dairy farm tragedy

Health and Safety chiefs are investigating after a dairy farmer was killed during demolition works at a farm in Aberdeenshire.

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The man, aged 58 and named locally as Philip Reid, was working at the farm near Pitmedden, Udny when the tragedy occurred on Wednesday (May 18).

 

A spokesman for Police Scotland said inquiries were ongoing.

 

He said: “We received a report of a man being injured following an incident within a dairy farm in Udny at around 5.15pm on Wednesday.

 

“Police attended along with other emergency services and sadly the man, aged 58, died.”

 

A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) spokesman said an inspector had attended the scene and investigations between HSE and Police Scotland would continue.

 

The tragedy is the latest in a number of fatal incidents to take place on UK farms in recent months.

 


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