A collection worker has died in the Waikato after apparently falling from a rubbish truck and being run over while on the job, a police spokesperson says.

Police are at the site of the incident on Alexandra Redoubt Rd in Tuakau, where a person was hit by a vehicle about 12.30 this afternoon.

It appeared at a rubbish collection worker had fallen from a rubbish truck and died after being run over, the spokesperson said.

A cordon is in place at the intersection of Alexandra Redoubt Rd and Roberts Rd.

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The Serious Crash Unit is in attendance and WorkSafe NZ has been notified.