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Investigation launched after man seriously injured in farm machinery
5:40pm Friday 11th October 2013 in News
A FORMAL investigation has been launched after a man became trapped in farm machinery near Tadcaster.
The Health and Safety (HSE) executive will carry out a full investigation after the man in his 40s is understood to have become trapped in a potato harvester.
He suffered serious injuries understood to have been to his hand and legs, and was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary.
The fire service and the engineers with knowledge of the machinery helped to free the man from the machinery near to Jackdaw Quarry in Stutton.
Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 7.30am on Thursday. The fire service control room received a call to say he had beeen released at 8.55am, a fire service spokesman.
Firefighters understood the man may have been trapped for some time before the call was made.
The ambulance service said a rapid response vehicle, ambulance and crew and a clinical supervisor were all sent to the scene as well as the air ambulance.
The HSE investigation is likely to run for a number of months.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 1 – and pass information to the Force Control Room.
Please quote reference number NYP-10102013-0081 when passing information about this incident.