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Shropshire farmer dies after being hit by combine harvester

Warwickshire and West Mercia Police said officers were called to a farm in Halfway House, Shrewsbury, following reports a man had been hit be a combine harvester.

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Shropshire farmer dies after being hit by combine harvester

A Shropshire farmer has died following contact with a combine harvester.

 

Initial details are limited but a notification by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said the self-employed man was killed on August 21 following the transport related incident.

 

Warwickshire and West Mercia Police said officers were called at about 6.30pm to a farm in Halfway House, Shrewsbury, following reports a man had been hit by a combine harvester.

 

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the death has been referred to the HSE.

 

The HSE said being run over or struck by a farm vehicle was a major cause of death and serious injury in agriculture and that farmers must remember that drivers of most large moving machinery have restricted visibility.

 

It urged farmers:

  • Vehicle routes and pedestrian routes should be separated;
  • Never approach, walk behind or beside a moving vehicle;
  • Ensure mirrors are fitted, clean and properly adjusted;
  • Keep cab windows clean.

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