Air ambulance called to Suffolk farm after digger worker was operating overturns trapping him inside

The East Anglian Air Ambulance. Picture: James Bass

The East Anglian Air Ambulance. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2016

A farmer has been taken to hospital with an injured foot after a digger he was operating allegedly overturned and trapped him.

Emergency services were sent to Hillside Farm in Bury Road, Market Weston shortly after 12.21pm today.

A man had become stuck inside a small excavator weighing 1.5 tonnes – the machinery had overturned while he was operating it.

An air ambulance, an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and three fire crews from Bury St Edmunds, Elmswell and Ixworth were called to the scene.

Airbags and cutting equipment were used to free the man.

He was taken to West Suffolk Hospital with a suspected foot injury, which a spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said was not life-threatening.

A fire service spokesman said: “A rescue tender from Bury St Edmunds and two fire engines were dispatched to Hillside Farm this afternoon to help a man who had become trapped in his digger which overturned.”

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