Man crushed by grapes in Spain

2013-10-04 22:40

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Madrid - Emergency services say 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 on Friday the man was pulled out of a winery grape reception bay he fell into the day before, just as a truck unloaded 5 tons of grapes ready for crushing into juice for winemaking.

Ambulance operators and firefighters tried to resuscitate the man - identified only by his initials, AO - but he was declared dead just before midnight Thursday.

With around 465 350ha of vineyards, Castilla-La Mancha is considered to have more land dedicated to grape cultivation than any province in the world.

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