James Ihaka

James Ihaka is a Herald reporter based in Hamilton.

Man dies after becoming trapped in fertiliser spreader

File photo / Thinkstock
File photo / Thinkstock

A man died after becoming trapped in a fertiliser spreader near Matamata this morning.

Firefighters were called to the Okauia property on Old Te Aroha Rd about 11.30am after reports of a man becoming stuck in the spreader.

Northern Fire Communications spokesman Jaron Phillips said details were scarce but the man died at the scene and police were attending the incident.

- NZ Herald

© Copyright 2015, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf02 at 27 Jan 2015 12:18:12 Processing Time: 599ms