Reston men injured in slurry clearing incident

Two men were taken to hospital on Tuesday, both suffering serious injuries after being dragged into a slurry clearing machine at a Reston farm.

It is believed that the machine’s timer came on as they were moving slurry and the Health and Safety Executive is preparing to launch an investigation into the accident.

The two men, named by BBC Scotland as Jimmy Hodge (55) of Lemington Farm near Reston, and employee Adrian Harrison (53), needed emergency leg surgery after the incident on Tuesday.

One man managed to free himself but the other had to be helped by firefighters.

The men were taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with injuries described as serious but not life threatening.