Tragic accident in Cambridgeshire: Two men crushed by straw bales 

Two men died after an ‘industrial incident’ at a Cambridgeshire farm, where both parties were tragically crushed by straw bales. 

The fatal accident happened on Saturday 2nd March at Cross Bank Drove in Soham. Both men, one in his 70s and the other in his 40s, died at the scene. 

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesperson said the incident was not suspicious. It has been referred to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). 

Two ambulance officer vehicles and three Hazardous Area Response Team vehicles were sent to the scene following reports of an industrial accident, an East of England Ambulance Service spokesperson confirmed.  

They added: “Sadly despite the best efforts of all involved, two men had died at the scene.” 

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Agriculture has been called one of the most high-risk industries in the UK when it comes to health and safety. Gavin Scarr-Hall, director of health and safety at Peninsula, offers some advice on farm and forestry safety. 

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