A TEENAGE has died after being trapped in farm machinery, police said today.
The boy was working ashore in Plymouth, Devon when the horrific accident happened.
Police officers, firefighters, paramedics and an ambulance were called to Plympton on Wednesday June 22nd.
Farmer’s Weekly reports that the worker was trapped and killed in a bale wrapping machine.
Despite the efforts of paramedics, the young farmer was pronounced dead at the scene.
His identity and age are not yet known.
A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police has confirmed his next of kin have been informed.
A statement released by the force said: “Police were contacted by emergency services on Wednesday evening 22 June.
“Reports followed of a teenage boy suffering serious injuries while working on a farm in the Plympton area of Plymouth.
“The fire department, police and air and land ambulances were all on site.
“Tragically, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
“His next of kin have been informed and this death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.
“Due to the man’s age, Police will assist the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in their investigation into this matter.”
The HSE said the death was being treated as work-related but was subject to further assessment.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5738604/teenager-dies-devon-farm-machinery/ A teenager dies after being trapped in a bale wrapper on a farm