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    Health and Safety News

    Tractor driver seriously injured after ploughing into ditch

    By Jonathan Brown on February 6, 2017

    Tractor driver seriously injured after ploughing into ditch

    The driver of an agricultural vehicle has sustained serious injuries after his tractor careered into a ditch, emergency services have said.

    The incident is reported to have happened shortly after 10am on Sunday 30th January, on an unclassified road between two villages in Aberdeenshire – Glenbervie and Drumlithie.

    A collision investigation into the cause of the accident resulted in the road being closed for around eight hours, the reports say.

    Emergency services at the scene

    Police, fire and ambulance services all attended the scene where the 62-year-old man is reported to have been freed after becoming trapped inside the green farming vehicle.

    An image published by the Aberdeen news site The Press and Journal, showed the green tractor on its side in the dyke, with its front lifting mechanism stuck in a tree.

    After being taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment, the man’s injuries are being “treated as serious“.

    A fire and rescue spokeswoman told The Press and Journal: “We were in attendance. We had our Laurencekirk appliance and our Stonehaven appliance mobilised to that.

    “We got a call from the ambulance service at 10:18am. It was a road traffic collision between Drumlithie and Milton Park.

    “There was a person trapped. When we got there the casualty had been removed. Small gear was used.”

    A police appeal

    Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

    Sergeant Malcolm Kinross, of the road policing unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the injured gentlemen, and we are seeking the assistance of anybody who may have seen the collision or tractor prior to the collision.

    “If you have any information please contact us on 101.”

    Source: The Press and Journal

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    Date Published: February 6, 2017

    Author: Jonathan Brown

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