Tractor crushes farmer to death

JOELLE DALLY
Last updated 10:53 07/01/2014

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A North Canterbury farmer has died after he was crushed by a tractor. 

The family of the man has confirmed that Colin Henry Nairn, 63, died in the accident

Nairn died at the scene of the farming accident, about 7.20pm on Saturday.

His wife had gone to check on him while he was working in the hayshed on their Mandeville Rd property.

She noticed the tractor was still running, then discovered her husband trapped between his tractor and a haystack.

Friends and family attempted CPR, but it was unsuccessful, police said. 

St John Ambulance paramedics were also unable to save him. Nairn died at the scene.

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