Safety inspectors probe death on farm at Heriot near Galashiels

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Police have confirmed that a man has been found dead on a farm in the Scottish Borders.

The discovery was made earlier today (Tuesday) at Heriot Hill Farm about 18 miles on the Edinburgh side of Galashiels.

It’s being treated as a workplace accident and is being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “Police responded to an incident at Heriot Hill Farm, Heriot at around 1.20am on Tuesday, August 12, where the body of a 64-year-old male industrial worker was found.

“Officers are liaising with the Health and Safety Executive during this enquiry.”

No further derails have been made available.