Fenland man whose leg became trapped in potato harvester suffered dislocated knee cap

A MAN whose leg was trapped in a potato harvester miraculously escaped with just a dislocated knee cap.

Paul Jackson, 36, was working on the family-owned farm in a field off Dykemoor Drove North, Doddington, when the accident happened shortly after 11am on Monday.

Firefighters from March and Chatteris and a rescue vehicle from Huntingdon were called to the scene. After they arrived they helped a mechanic remove the rollers of the harvester to release Paul.

An ambulance, air ambulance and an officer in a rapid response vehicle were also mobilised to the incident. Paul as taken to Peterborough District Hospital.

His mother, June, who was there when the accident happened said: “It was very traumatic at the time but it was not as serious as it looked and he escaped with a dislocated knee cap. He is recovering from his injuries and will be on crutches for some time.”


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For Mrs Jackson and her husband Brian of Church Lane, Doddington, it was business as usual on Tuesday with the potato harvest in full swing.

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