Over the course of the weekend, two men have lost their lives in separate farming accidents. The fatal accidents both happened in Aberdeenshire. One accident involved a 62 year old man who was working on machinery when he was injured by a tractor. The accident occurred at West Fornett, Dunecht and the injured party was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with chest and abdominal injuries but unfortunately, he died overnight.
The other accident involved an 83 year old man at Moss-side off Drumfarm, near Maud.
These two deaths serve to highlight the high risk of personal injuries associated with farming which is to be up there as one of the most dangerous industries to work in as far as health and safety is concerned.