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Watch: Australian farmer trapped in baler for 30 hours dies

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A man who reportedly got trapped while repairing his baler in a field was rescued more than one day after the accident happened, but later died in hospital.
A man who reportedly got trapped while repairing his baler in a field was rescued more than one day after the accident happened, but later died in hospital.

The nightmare scenario started on Monday, when 67-year-old Don Fagg had to carry out a repair on his machine while working alone in a field, Australian media report.

He was crushed and trapped by a piece of the equipment and neighbours only found him and raised the alarm late on Tuesday night.

Rescuers told local media that they had to work for three hours to cut the baler open and rescue the farmer, who was taken to hospital in a critical condition. He was reported to have died the next day.

The accident highlights the need for farmers to inform family members or colleagues of their whereabouts when working alone in isolated areas.

Watch the report from Australian TV channel 9 News below:

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