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Man suffers ‘serious’ leg injuries at Potash Farm in Holbrook

PUBLISHED: 13:32 03 July 2015 | UPDATED: 17:23 03 July 2015

Ambulance and fire crews at the scene of the incident at Potash Farm, Holbrook

Ambulance and fire crews at the scene of the incident at Potash Farm, Holbrook

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A man and a woman have been rescued from a potato harvester after becoming trapped.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance landedat Potash Farm in Holbrook, Ipswich, where a man in 50s suffered serious leg injuriesThe East Anglian Air Ambulance landedat Potash Farm in Holbrook, Ipswich, where a man in 50s suffered serious leg injuries

Police, fire and ambulance crews, as well as the air ambulance, were called to Potash Farm in Holbrook, Ipswich around 10am.

An ambulance spokesman said a man aged in 50s was flown to Broomfield Hospital with “serious leg injuries” that were not life-threatening.

“Working alongside fire service teams who freed the patient, crews gave emergency treatment at the scene after the man had suffered a serious leg injury and suspected fracture, which thankfully isn’t thought to be life-threatening,” the spokesman added.

Anglia One crew Dr Matt Warner and critical-care paramedic Gary Steward also attended, with the East Anglian Air Ambulance arriving on scene at 10.45am.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service group commander, Dave Collins, who attended the scene, said the woman was uninjured.

Crews had to remove the roof of the machinery to gain better access to the victims, Mr Collins added.

It is not yet known how they became trapped.

A spokesman for the Health and Safety Executive said: “We are aware and are making initial enquiries.”


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