1 Dec 2014

Young man dies in tractor accident

6:13 pm on 1 December 2014

A 24-year-old man is dead after the tractor he was driving slid down a hill on a farm in East Otago today.

Senior Sergeant Craig Brown said emergency services were called at 10.42am after a tractor rolled on a rural property near Waikouaiti. The driver was found dead.

The man was towing a fertiliser trailer and a scene examination indicated the tractor and trailer had rolled over and the driver thrown from the tractor cab.

Worksafe New Zealand had been informed of the incident.

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