Farm worker ‘critical’ after tractor hits live power cable

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Barnstaple man in Exeter intensive care after Torrington incident.

A Barnstaple man is in a critical condition after the tractor he was on hit a live electricity cable yesterday (Wednesday).

The 28-year-old was taken to hospital by air ambulance following the 2.45pm incident at Huntshaw near Torrington.

A second farm worker, from Torrington, received minor injuries and a third was uninjured, police said.

The seriously injured man was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital where he remains in intensive care, with his condition described as critical but stable.


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The Health and Safety Executive is investigating the incident.

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