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Farm fumes victim is identified

Lowbrook Farm sign
The Health and Safety Executive is investigating Mr Pitt's death

A man who died when he was overcome with fumes on a Dorset farm was a 29-year-old agricultural contractor, an inquest has heard.

Matthew Pitt, of Sturminster Newton, died in hospital after the incident at Lowbrook Dairy Farm at Belchalwell, near Blandford, on Wednesday.

Mr Pitt had been using a piece of sewage treatment equipment. The Health and Safety Executive is investigating.

The inquest into the death was opened and adjourned in Blandford on Monday.

A 50-year-old Blandford man was also treated in hospital for breathing difficulties but was later discharged.

Dorset Police are investigating for the coroner.



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