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Council mower operative crushed in accident

Grassclippings - Lawn Mower AccidentA council grass cutter was fighting for his life today after being crushed under an industrial lawnmower.  

The 54-year-man suffered severe injuries to his chest after becoming stuck under the machine when he fell while cutting a grass slope.

Shocked passers-by, including an off-duty policeman, rushed to the man’s aid and managed to lift the heavy equipment off him. 

Police cordoned off part of the road in Dudley, West Midlands, while paramedics treated the victim at about 4.30pm on Monday.

He was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with serious chest, leg and back injuries - which have been described as ‘potentially life-threatening’.   A resident, who lives nearby, but did not want to be named, said he rushed out to helped the Dudley Council worker when he saw the lawnmower fall on top of him.

He said: 'The man was cutting the grass on the verge but then the lawnmower got stuck and he got off.  'He then got back on and it just seemed to topple over. He jumped off and it landed on top of him. 'There were three of us trying to help lift the lawnmower off him. I just kept talking to him.'

Our thoughts are with the man and his family.  

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