Update: Teenager taken to hospital after foot stuck in farm machinery for four hours at rural life museum

The Health and Safety Executive will take no further action over the incident. Picture: Ian Burt The Health and Safety Executive will take no further action over the incident. Picture: Ian Burt

Thursday, October 18, 2012
3:09 PM

A museum that helps preserve rural traditions has launched an investigation after a teenage employee’s foot was trapped in farm equipment for nearly four hours this morning.

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Paramedics were called to the Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Museum at 8.15am after the 19-year-old’s foot became caught in a tractor trailer.

Firefighters said they were called an hour later, and sent a crew from Dereham as well as four urban search and rescue crews.

They had to dismantle some of the rear of the tractor before declaring the incident over at 12.08pm.

A spokesman praised the work of the crews who he said faced “a tricky, difficult and challenging extraction”.

An air ambulance was called, but the man was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital by land.

A spokesman on behalf of Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, said: “We are thankful for the expert work of the emergency services and are relieved that the injuries that the member of staff sustained are relatively minor.

“The museum will be investigating how the accident occurred.”

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