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Man Named Following Tractor Death

Tractor Accident


Police have named the man who was killed when his tractor overturned on a road in Lincolnshire as John Dale.

Despite emergency services trying to free him the 45 year old local farm worker died on the scene at Hallington near Louth.

In total, 10 people have died in road accidents in Lincolnshire so far in 2008. Diversions have been put in place while police investigate and the tractor is recovered.

David Urpeth, a Partner at law firm Irwin Mitchell said:

"Whilst this incident can be initially viewed as a road traffic accident, it is also a workplace accident.

"Employers of farm workers have a duty to ensure that their workers are provided with a safe place and a safe system of work so as to avoid industrial accidents. This duty extends to the safe operation of farm machinery.

"I represent many workers who have been injured or killed in accidents at work."