Man dies following farm accident in New Deer

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A 71-year-old man has died following an accident involving a combine harvester at a field in New Deer yesterday afternoon.

The accident happed around 3:15pm on Tuesday Police Scotland has confirmed.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police Scotland can confirm that officers attended at a farm in New Deer at approximately 3:15pm following reports of a seriously injured man.

“Sadly the 71-year-old man died as a result of his injuries.”

The death is not being treated as suspicious but the Health and Safety Executive has been advised.

The Procurator Fiscal has also been informed.