Crush victim suffers 'massive' injuries

Last updated 12:22 24/06/2014

Relevant offers

Farming

Silver Fern Farms and Shanghai Maling put off deal decision until end of September Homeless ex-dairy worker found dead believed to be an isolated incident Curly Brexit sheepmeat questions Dogs kill 13 sheep in Auckland, farmer wants action Two-year drought runs long-time farmer off his land Spike in leptospirosis cases reported in Northland FoodWaikato's upgraded spray dryer in high demand Rural burglaries prompt black market fears Renault's luxury ute, the Alaskan, is revealed Two Manawatu farmers get Federated Farmers inaugural awards

A man with life threatening injuries after he was crushed between a truck and a fertiliser loading bucket has been flown to Christchurch for more treatment.

Emergency services were called to the incident near Lake Benmore about 8.15am yesterday.

A 49-year-old farm owner had suffered ''massive'' injuries to his pelvic area, a spokesman for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter said.

The man had been leaning up against a loading bucket when a truck drove forward and crushed him, the spokesman said.

The man was stabilised at the scene by paramedics before he was flown to Timaru Hospital where he had emergency surgery. He was transferred to Christchurch Hospital yesterday afternoon. 

Ad Feedback

- The Timaru Herald

Special offers
Opinion poll

Is it time for authorities to introduce tougher penalties for poaching?

Yes

No

Vote Result

Related story: Booby traps for poachers cost farmers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Agri e-editions

Digital editions

Read our rural publications online