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.

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.

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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."

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."