Scottish farmer speaks about accident at work

A Scottish farmer has spoken about an accident at work he was involved in earlier in the year.

Wullie Russell, a cattle farmer in the Scottish Borders, slipped on icy ground in January and his shirt got caught in a partially-guarded part of a slurry tanker.

He was flung into the air and hit the back of his head on another part of the tanker as he landed.

The skin from the left side of his chest and arm was torn in the accident and he also suffered a ruptured spleen, four broken ribs and damage to his lungs and kidneys.

"It was a very frightening experience and something that I'll never forget. I still have flashbacks today and fear that I will have for the rest of my life," Mr Russell said.

Last month, farmers in County Durham attended an event at Barnard Castle Auction Mart that informed them of measures they could take to prevent an accident at work from occurring on their farms.

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