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Toddler injured in farm machinery near Knaresborough

Yorkshire Air AmbulanceEmergency services released a Toddler from farm machinery on Copgrove Lane, Farnham near Knaresborough this morning (11 March 2013)

Fire Crews from Knaresborough and the heavy rescue unit from Ripon responded to a request for assistance from the ambulance service, for a report of an 18 month old child with their hand trapped in machinery on a farm.

The girl had trapped her hand in a small egg conveyor belt on the farm and after being freed by the fire service was taken by air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary.

Crews arrived at the scene at 09:42 hours, and by use of a bettery powered spreader, DeWalt saw and hearth kit, the female child was released and flown to Leeds General Hospital by air ambulance.

All crews had left the scene by 11:00 hours.

The girl is being treated in hospital for a serious injury to her hand, however her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed of the incident and is making enquiries.


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