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North Yorkshire farmer prosecuted after worker loses limb

A hired farm worker’s leg had to be amputated after he attempted to clear a blockage on a harvesting machine while the blades were still rotating.

The man, (23) from Whitby, who does not wish to be named, was employed to help cut forage maize at Skipsters Hagg Farm at Appleton-le-Moors, near Pickering, on 9 November 2009.

View press release ‘North Yorkshire farmer prosecuted after worker loses limb’