Man killed in tractor accident

A 67-year-old Motueka man was killed when the tractor he was driving rolled at a Lower Moutere property this morning.

The incident happened about 8.25am when the man was mowing an apple orchard in Seaview Ave.

Workers in the area were unable to free the man who was pinned underneath the tractor and died at the scene.

A workplace accident investigation is under way.

Meanwhile a 38-year-old man suffered serious leg laceration when a tractor rolled on a farm in Northern Hawke's Bay.

He was airlifted to Hawke's Bay Regional Hospital by the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter.

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