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Saturday 29 November 2014

Man crushed by grapes in Spain

A man has died after being crushed by five tonnes of grapes in Spain
A man has died after being crushed by five tonnes of grapes in Spain

A man has died after being crushed by grapes during the annual harvest in the central Spanish wine producing province of Castilla-La Mancha.

A local rescue service center said the man was pulled out of a winery grape reception bay he fell into the day before, just as a truck unloaded 5.5 tons of grapes ready for crushing into juice for wine-making.

Ambulance operators and firefighters tried to resuscitate the man - identified only by his initials, A.O. - but he was declared dead.

With around 1,790 square miles of vineyards, Castilla-La Mancha is considered to have more land dedicated to grape cultivation than any province in the world.

AP

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