During cleaning works on one of the farms in Mircze (Lubelskie), a 46-year-old man was crushed in the barn by the side of the spreader. The 21-year-old son of the 46-year-old thought that his father had unhitched the machine and started the tractor forward. Then he heard a scream. The man died in the hospital.
This tragedy happened on Wednesday (November 24) in the evening, during the family cleaning of one of the properties in Mircze in the Hrubieszów district.
The 21-year-old man wanted to leave the spreader in the barn. So he pulled his back into the barn and waited for his 46-year-old father to unhitch the machine from the tractor.
The side of the spreader pressed him against a concrete pole
The son looked around. He didn’t see his father. Thinking that the manure spreader was already unhitched from the tractor, he started forward. Then he heard a scream and saw that the side of the manure spreader had pressed his father to a concrete pole – says staff assistant Edyta Krystkowiak from the Poviat Police Headquarters in Hrubieszów.
Initially, the 46-year-old moved on his own, but then lost consciousness. Ambulance took him to the hospital where he died.
The police explain, under the supervision of the prosecutor’s office, the circumstances of the incident
The preliminary findings of the police show that it was an unfortunate accident. An investigation was initiated in the case, the scene was inspected and witnesses were heard.
– The activities took place under the supervision of the prosecutor. We explain the circumstances of this event – adds the policewoman.
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