Bale crushes Okehampton farm worker to death

Hay bale
Image caption The Health and Safety Executive has been investigating the death

A farm worker has been crushed to death by a round hay bale.

The man, aged in his 40s, died at the scene as he was working in a field near Okehampton in Devon, said police.

Police, who only revealed details of the incident on Tuesday, said the death on 26 July was not being treated as suspicious and a file was being prepared for the coroner.

The local man's family had been informed and the Health and Safety Executive was investigating.

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