By Sarah Keane • 27 January 2021 • 19:08
Photo of tractor.
CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria
GRANADA farm worker killed after being trapped by overturned tractor
Andalucía Emergencies 112 service have confirmed that a 50-year-old man lost his life on Wednesday, January 27, when the tractor he was driving on a farm in the Granada town of Torvizcón overturned, trapping him underneath.
The Cadiar Firefighters, the Guardia Civil and the Public Health Emergencies Company (EPES) all rushed to the farm located on the GR-5204 road shortly after 1:30pm.
Officials from the Guardia Civil confirmed that the farm worker had died from his injuries, and that the Labour Inspection and the Centre for the Prevention of Occupational Risks have been notified of the work-place accident.
Elsewhere in Spain, fears continue to grow as more Covid strains are discovered in mink farms across the country.
THE Junta de Castilla y Leon on January 27 ordered the culling of all American minks at a farm in Avila after one animal tested positive. This farm, located in Navatalgordo, is the third case of an American mink farm positive for SARS-CoV-2 in Spain, with others detected in Teruel in June, 2020, and in A Coruña last week.
In addition, the deadly avian flu continues to spread through poultry farms in Spain, forcing farmers to destroy thousands of birds. The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has published a new ministerial order in the Official State Gazette (BOE) that updates the safety measures around avian influenza, or bird flu, as it’s more commonly known, in an attempt to stem the spread of the disease.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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