A road worker who was trapped beneath a 15-tonne roller near Gisborne for 45 minutes this morning is now in stable condition
The man went into surgery in Gisborne Hospital at 4:30pm to repair his foot, which was crushed by the chassis during the accident.
Emergency services were contacted about the incident on State Highway 35 near Pouawa, about 20km north of Gisborne, shortly after 11am today.
Firefighters arrived at 11.37am and put airbags under the vehicle to try to get him out. He was freed at 11.53am.