Dad was killed and son airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after they were crushed by feed bin on farm | The Sun

A DAD was killed and his son severely injured in a freak accident when they were hit by a feed bin on their farm, an inquest has heard.

Veteran farmer Iwan Evans, 76, and son Dafydd, 42, were working together when the steel silo holding grain suddenly gave way.

Mr Evans died from his injuries at the farm in Aberhosan near Machynlleth, Powys.

His son was airlifted more than 100 miles to Royal Stoke University Hospital where he is being treated for "serious injuries".

Police say the death is not being treated as suspicious but the Health and Safety Executive are investigating.

An inquest heard a lorry delivered animal feed into a free-standing animal feed bin that was in the sheep barn on the farm.

But the silo and its contents spilled over onto the father and son.

The Powys hearing was told Iwan was hit, which knocked him face down.

According to the coroner’s report, the delivery driver tried to remove the bin from Mr Evans and his son, using a farm vehicles and chains to try and move the structure.

The driver also ran a short distance to the farm house, alerting Mrs Evans who then contacted the emergency services.

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Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said crews from five stations were sent to attend the collapsed grain silo at 5pm on Friday.

Machynlleth Male Voice Choir – where Dafydd is a popular member – cancelled a concert on Saturday as a mark of respect following the tragedy.

The inquest was adjourned for more investigations.

A spokesperson for Dyfed Powys Police said: "Our thoughts are with the family who are receiving specialist support.

"The Health and Safety Executive and HM Coroner have been informed."

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