A 73-year-old farmer has been freed from the crushed cab of a
front end loader, which rolled on the man's farm north of
Emergency services were called to the property on Cannon
Point Road in Totara Park about 10.15am, Senior Sergeant Marc
Clausen of central police communications said.
The farmer was operating a front end loader that was moving
gravel when it overturned.
The Fire Service freed the man, and he was flown by rescue
helicopter to Wellington Hospital in a moderate condition.
It was unknown how long he was trapped in the crushed cab
before emergency services were advised.
A Wellington Free Ambulance spokesman said the man was
suffering chest and pelvic pain, but he was conscious and
talking to paramedics.
WorkSafe NZ had been advised and would be carrying out an
investigation into the cause of the accident.