A farmer has died after he was hit by a livestock wagon at a cattle mart in North Yorkshire.
The incident took place on Wednesday October 7 at Ruswarp livestock mart, Whitby, North Yorkshire.
In a statement, auctioneer Robert Smith said: "During a livestock sale at Ruswarp Mart on October 7 there was a tragic accident involving a farmer client who was injured by a hauler’s vehicle, exiting our market loading docks.
"The incident was attended by North Yorkshire Police and the injured party was airlifted to hospital by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance after assistance from paramedic first responders, the fire brigade and ambulance staff on the scene.
"We have kept in close contact with the family since the incident and tracked our client’s progress.
"Sadly we heard this weekend that the gentleman that had been injured died in hospital following surgery.
"Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time and our community are grieving the loss."
A HSE spokesperson added: “Being run over by farm vehicles is a major cause of death and serious injury in agriculture.
“Work should be planned to keep people away from moving farm vehicles.”
Guidance on safe workplace transport and stop start is available on the HSE website.