BREAKING: Man rescued from industrial bin

Massey Feeds, Mill Lane, Walton-le-Dale, Preston. Image taken from Google Maps.
Massey Feeds, Mill Lane, Walton-le-Dale, Preston. Image taken from Google Maps.
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A man had to be rescued from an industrial bin this morning.

Fire fighters staged a rescue mission to save the man who had fallen into a 15 foot hopper at Massey Feeds, Mill Lane, Walton-le-Dale.

The incident at the agricultural feed and farm service supplier happened at 5.37am this morning and crews from Bamber Bridge, Chorley and Preston managed to free the man after a two hour rescue mission.

Fire fighters used a harness to get the man out of the grain filled hopper and he is believed to have sustain a foot injury.

A spokesman for the fire service said: “Fire crews from Bamber Bridge and Preston along with the rope rescue team rescued a male casualty who had fallen into a 15ft hopper bin.

“The casualty was then treated by paramedics at the scene.”