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)

Crews from Knaresborough and the heavy rescue unit from responded to a request for assistance from the 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 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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