Worker ‘stable’ after being crushed at farm

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A worker has been seriously injured after he was crushed under machinery in an incident on a farm.

Police and the Health and Safety Executive have launched an investigation to establish what happened at 12.40pm yesterday.

Emergency crews were called to Wheal Farm, off The Jarnett, at Nether Wheal, in Flagg.

A spokesperson for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance said: “A 60-year-old male had suffered serious injuries to his chest after a grain hopper – which weighed approximately three tonnes – rolled over him.”

The man, from Flagg, who is now in a stable condition in hospital, was treated by paramedics before being airlifted to the major trauma centre at University Hospital North Staffordshire an hour after the air ambulance landed.

A Derbyshire Constabulary spokesman said: “We responded to reports of an accident at the farm involving farm machinery. The injured 60-year-old was taken to hospital with serious chest and head injuries.”