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Probe launched into farmer's death in Orkney

An investigation is to be carried out into the death of a farmer in an accident in Orkney.

The 46-year-old, who has not yet been named, was killed while working on a piece of agricultural machinery on Monday.

The incident happened in the Rendall area of the Orkney mainland in the afternoon.

The emergency services were called to the scene but were unable to save the man's life.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been informed, and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Northern Constabulary said there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.

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