Trapped man’s grain of luck

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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.”

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