Cornwall man run over by his tractor has surgery

A farm worker from Cornwall who was run over by his tractor after he got out and left the engine running has had surgery for his injuries.

The 54-year-old man was injured in a field in the Nansloe area of Helston on Monday.

He got out of the tractor to open a gate and left the engine running. The vehicle then rolled over him, causing head and chest injuries.

Police said his condition was serious but not life-threatening.

The man, who is from the local area, was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske by air ambulance after the incident, which happened at about 1600 BST on Monday.

The Health and Safety Executive is involved in an investigation.

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