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Man crushed to death by grapes in Spain


October 04. 2013 11:47AM
Associated Press

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(AP) Emergency services say a man has died after being crushed by grapes during the annual harvest in the central Spanish wine producing region of Castilla-La Mancha.


A local rescue service center said Friday the man was pulled out of a winery grape reception bay that he fell into the day before, just as a truck unloaded 5.5 tons (5 metric tons) of grapes ready for crushing into juice for winemaking.


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


With around 465,350 hectares (1,790 square miles) of vineyards, Castilla-La Mancha is considered to have more land dedicated to grape cultivation than any other region in the world.


Associated Press


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