Worksafe probe after Carterton silo fall

By Nathan Crombie nathan.crombie@age.co.nz -
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A workman who fell from a silo was airlifted to Wellington Hospital with moderate injuries. PHOTO/FILE
A workman who fell from a silo was airlifted to Wellington Hospital with moderate injuries. PHOTO/FILE

An agricultural worker was lucky to escape serious injury after falling several metres at his Carterton worksite.

The middle-aged man was believed to have fallen from a silo at East Taratahi and was flown to Wellington Hospital aboard the Westpac Rescue Helicopter with moderate injuries about 3.45pm on Tuesday.

Sharpes Stock Feeds co-owner Alastair Orsborn said the injured man had received "bad bruising but nothing too major, fortunately" and a Worksafe investigation into the incident had been launched.

Mr Orsborn confirmed the man had been flown to the capital city hospital after falling several metres.

"Any work accident you have to notify them immediately.

"It was one of our staff who has been with us eight or nine years," Mr Orsborn said.

"If you come out of any fall you're very lucky. Any fall is not good," he said.
"We're just not able to comment further."

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