A person has died after becoming trapped in a potato harvester near Pukekohe.

The accident happened at a Settlement Rd, near Puni, shortly before 1pm today.

Police and emergency services at the scene near Pukekohe. Photo / Jason Oxenham
Police and emergency services at the scene near Pukekohe. Photo / Jason Oxenham

A tractor and attached harvesting machine are sitting in a large field of potatoes beside Settlement Rd, surrounded by police cars, fire engines and an ambulance.


A Settlement Rd resident told the Herald he saw firefighters lying down looking up underneath the harvesting machine when he drove by earlier.

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The man said workers at the potato farm had gone and only emergency services were on scene.

WorkSafe has been advised of the accident.

- additonal reporting Martin Johnson