Teenager dies in horrific accident after being trapped in bale-wrapping machine

A teenager has died after becoming trapped in a bale-wrapping machine on a farm, cops say.

The tragic youngster was killed by machinery whilst at work in Plymouth, Devon.

Despite heroic emergency services including police, firefighters, paramedics and an air ambulance racing to the scene, he sadly died at the Plympton location.

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Farmer's Weekly reports the horrific accident took place on Wednesday, June 22.

The farmer’s name and exact age are yet to be confirmed to the public.

A statement from Devon and Cornwall Police said the death was not suspicious and an investigation has already started.

“Police were contacted by the ambulance service on the evening of Wednesday, June 22,” a spokesperson for the force added.

"It followed reports of a teenage male having sustained serious injuries while working at a farm in the Plympton area of Plymouth.

“The fire service, police, plus air and land ambulances, all attended the scene.

"Tragically, the male was pronounced deceased at the scene.

“His next of kin have been informed and this death is not currently being treated as suspicious.

"Due to the age of the male, police will support the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) with their investigation into this matter.”

The Health and Safety team is currently treating the disaster as work-related, but say things will be assessed further.

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Experts from Farmer's Weekly wrote: “Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries in the UK because of the high level of fatal accidents and life-changing injuries”.

Their “Dying to Feed You” campaign lists several shocking accidents farmers in the UK have had to endure, including a man who lost his arm after he was dragged into a potato harvester and another who was attacked by a cow.

Elsewhere, other farmers suffered grim injuries that saw one fracture her skull after a quadbike incident and someone else who fell 28 feet through a shed roof.


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