Manchester

Man killed by grass-cutting machine on Salford farm

A farm worker has died after becoming trapped in a grass cutting machine in a Salford field.

Police and paramedics were called to the field near Astley Road, Irlam, at 15.30 BST on Tuesday to reports of a man seriously injured and trapped.

When they arrived it was discovered the 23-year-old man had died, emergency crews said.

An investigation by police and health and safety officials has started into how it happened.

A North West Ambulance Service spokesman said a central part of the man's body was trapped and he was unconscious and not breathing when they arrived.

Greater Manchester Fire Service said crews were called to the scene at 17.00 BST to assist with releasing the man from the machine.

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