Woman airlifted after getting her arms caught in farm machinery

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Monday 15th September 2014 – 11.00pm – Murray MacGregor.

A woman has suffered multiple breaks to her arms after an accident involving farm machinery in Herefordshire.

The incident happened on a farm to the north of Moreton on Lug

An ambulance, a paramedic officer, a BASICS Emergency Doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham were sent to the scene after a 999 call at about 4.20pm on Monday afternoon.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival at the farm, ambulance staff found a woman who had suffered crush injuries to both her arms.

“The woman, believed to be in her 20s, had suffered multiple breaks after getting caught in the potato machine. She was pulled free by other workers.

“Ambulance staff gave her pain relief before her arms were splinted and she was immobilised on a scoop stretcher.

“She was then airlifted the to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where she was expected to undergo surgery.”

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