Man badly hurt in mixer accident

31-12-2007 | |

A worker in a Scottish feed mill on just before Christmas was seriously hurt after he fell into a feed mixer.

The man suffered serious injuries to his lower body in the accident near the
Aberdeenshire village of Insch.

Colleagues at Norvite Animal Nutrition
freed him from the machinery before he was taken to the hospital. Because of the
man’s injuries an air ambulance was called from Inverness.

The man is now
recovering after damaging his pelvis and breaking a leg.

Company boss Ed
Smith, who was on site when the accident happened, said it had come as a “huge
shock”. He said: “Thankfully it looks like he will be okay and we’re all very
relieved.”

Smith said it was the first accident in the company’s 35-year
operation near Insch.

Norvite specialises in making and selling feed for
horses, pigs, sheep and cattle.

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