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Young farmer dies in tragic ATV incident

A young farmer has died in a tragic all-terrain vehicle (ATV) incident. 

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Young farmer dies in tragic ATV incident

The incident happened on Wednesday March 24 in in Derbyshire.

 

It is understood the young farmer was killed when the ATV he was using overturned on a slope.

 

A Derbyshire Police spokesperson said: "We were called by our colleagues at East Midlands Ambulance Service just before 1pm on Wednesday March 24 to land off New Road, in Bamford to reports of a man with serious injuries.

 

"Paramedics attempted to treat the man, who was aged in his 20s, but sadly he died at the scene.


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"His death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

 

"Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this distressing time."

 

A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) spokesperson said: "Vehicle incidents are a significant cause of fatal and serious injuries in agriculture.

 

"ATVs often feature in these statistics.

 

"Although they are designed to cope with a wide variety of terrain, if the driver is not trained, the machine is poorly maintained, used outside of its safe operating parameters, or carelessly driven, it can very rapidly become unstable and overturn.

 

"If the driver is not wearing head protection, injuries are often fatal."

 

Guidance can be found on HSE’s agriculture website pages all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), quad bikes and side-by-side utility vehicles including AIS 33 ‘Safe use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in agriculture and forestry’.

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