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Two fatal tractor incidents within 24 hours sees woman and 20-year-old man killed

A woman and a 20-year-old man have been killed in two separate tractor incidents within 24 hours of each other.

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Two fatal tractor incidents within 24 hours sees woman and 20-year-old man killed

On Tuesday July 21, shortly before 6.30pm, emergency services attended a collision report near Mosterton, West Dorset which involved a small International Harvester tipper tractor.

 

The driver, a 20-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene and police have issued a witness appeal following the fatal incident.

 

Police Sergeant Sarah Jones said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man involved at this very difficult time.


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“An investigation is underway into this collision and I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or has relevant dashcam footage to assist my enquiries, to please get in touch.

 

“I would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while the road closure is in place. It is absolutely necessary to allow us to carry out a thorough examination of the scene."

 

Anyone with information has been urged to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email SCIT@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, referencing incident number 21:443.

 

Less than 24 hours later, a woman was killed after a tractor overturned on a farm in South Molton, Devon.

 

Emergency services attended the scene at approximately 4.55pm on Wednesday July 22, but the 64-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

It is thought the tractor had overturned in one of the fields.

 

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed.

 

The incidents took place during Farm Safety Week (July 21-24), an annual industry campaign led by the Farm Safety Foundation urging farmers and farm workers to take safety seriously to reduce the number of life-changing and life-ending incidents on farms.

 

For more information on Farm Safety Week visit www.yellowwellies.org or follow @yellowwelliesUK on Twitter/Facebook using the hashtag #FarmSafetyWeek

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