Trapped man’s grain of luck
A FARM worker was rescued after he was buried alive – under two tons of GRAIN.
The man was trapped up to his neck in barley after he fell from a ladder while cleaning the silo.
He managed to scream for help and another worker dialled 999.
Ambulance and fire crews rushed to the farm near Didcot, Oxon, and spent an hour digging the man out using spades.
He was taken to hospital in Oxford and treated for minor injuries.
A spokesman for South Central Ambulance Service said: “The man had difficulty breathing and pain in his legs due to the weight of the grain.
“The patient was assessed, treated and monitored over the next hour whilst the fire service dug away the barley and cut an exit in the side of the silo.”