Isles of Scilly tractor crush death investigated

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HSE figures show 38 agricultural workers died in accidents between 2009 and 2010

A fatal agricultural accident on the Isles of Scilly is being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

It follows the death on Thursday of a local man, who has not yet formally been identified, at Borough Farm on the main island of St Mary's.

It is believed the man died after being crushed by a tractor.

A HSE spokeswoman said the executive was investigating the death with Devon and Cornwall Police.

According to figures from the HSE, 38 agricultural workers were killed at work between 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2010.

"Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries alongside construction," the HSE spokeswoman said.

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