News last update:6 Aug 2012

Man killed under tons of cattle feed

A man is dead after he was buried under tons of cattlefeed at a farm at Tuakau, New Zealand.

Inspector Gavin MacDonald said the man was trying to unload a truckload of calf feed when the incident happened. When the tailgate of his truck failed to open automatically the driver tried to manually operate the tailgate. As the gate opened he became trapped and was buried under several tonnes of the feed, Mr MacDonald said.

Police and Department of Labour occupational safety and health officers are currently at the scene investigating the incident, he said.

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