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Winter near miss acts as warning to farmers

A Scottish farmer who came close to death is hoping that his story encourages others to take extra care as heavy snow and freezing conditions hit Britain’s farms for the second winter running.

Contact with moving machinery or being hit by vehicles are the biggest causes of death and major injury in agriculture, with 13 people killed since 2007. Slips and trips have resulted in 226 major injuries over the same period. These are hazards that can be easily compounded by freezing weather and shorter daylight hours.

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