A 59-year-old farm worker died when his tractor overturned
and plunged down a steep slope on a Teviot farm, near Millers
Flat in central Otago yesterday afternoon.
The man was one of a group raking and baling hay on the
property. He was thrown out when the tractor rolled down a
slope into a gully, and he died at the scene, Detective
Sergeant Derek Shaw of Alexandra police said.
People working nearby immediately came to the man's
assistance but were unable to revive him. Police, ambulance
and fire brigade crews, along with the Otago Regional Rescue
helicopter were called to the remote site, Det Sgt Shaw said.
The man's name would be released today after next of kin had
The coroner has been advised and staff from the Ministry of
Business, Innovation and Employment will inspect the accident