Man's death triggers investigation into incident on farm near Pontefract

An investigation has begun into an incident on a farm near Pontefract which led to a man's death.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 27th October 2017, 7:01 pm
Updated Monday, 11th December 2017, 11:45 pm

Emergency services were called to Church Farm on Philips Lane in Darrington at around 4.20pm last Friday.

A West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman today confirmed the force was leading an investigation into a work-related incident at the farm.

She said: "A 68-year-old man was taken by air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary with a serious head injury. He sadly passed away from his injuries."

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has also been notified.

A spokesman said: "HSE is aware of the incident and is assisting the police who have primacy."