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Farm worker crushed between truck and bucket

The scene of the accident. Photo / Westpac Rescue Christchurch
The scene of the accident. Photo / Westpac Rescue Christchurch

A farm worker suffered life-threatening injuries after being crushed between a truck and a fertiliser-loading bucket in southern Canterbury yesterday.

The 49-year old man became pinned between the two machines about 8.15am, rescuers say.

He was stabilised on scene by St John intensive care paramedics and Lake Tekapo ambulance staff before being flown by the Christchurch-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter to Timaru Hospital for immediate surgery.

Late yesterday afternoon he was transferred to Christchurch Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

- APNZ

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