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Man killed in peat works accident
Nutberry Moss Works
The man died in an accident at the Nutberry Moss site
A man has been killed in a serious industrial accident at a peat works in Dumfries and Galloway.

The Health and Safety Executive said it appeared the man had been crushed while he was repairing a tractor.

Emergency services were called to the accident at the Humax Peat Works at Nutberry Moss about three miles west of Gretna at about 0945 GMT on Thursday.

A spokesperson for the HSE said it was aware of the incident and it would be carrying out an investigation.

"It appears that he was crushed while repairing a tractor," she said.

"Somebody will be going on site later today."

Humax calls itself the oldest peat company in the world.

Its main site is in the north of England but it has four sites in Scotland.

They are at Creca Moss and Nutberry Moss in Dumfries and Galloway, Fannyside Moss in Lanarkshire and Letham Moss south of Stirling.

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