A farm worker in Cheshire has died after being struck by falling bales that were being unloaded from a vehicle.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) confirmed that the incident happened on a farm in Cheshire on Wednesday, December 2.

The HSE has urged people to be wary about the dangers posed by bales and said that incidents in the past included workers falling from vehicles used to transport bales and also workers falling from bale stacks.

Crash survival described as 'miracle'

In other news, a road in York was left covered in slurry following a collision between a Volkswagen Beetle and a JCB Fastrac tractor which was towing a slurry tanker.

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The Beetle was crushed by the JCB on the A19 and police have spoken of how it was a “miracle” that the passengers survived the devastating crash.

One of the passengers of the Beetle had to be rescued from the wreck by firefighters and was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The driver was taken to hospital having suffered minor injuries and the driver of the JCB suffered no injuries in the collision.

The road was closed for several hours while police cleared up the road from the contaminated substances in the tanker and investigated the accident.

Police are asking for anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw either vehicle beforehand, and who has not already spoken to police, to email: [email protected]; or call 101 quoting reference number 12200222506.