Rescue workers stretcher the injured farmer to an ambulance.
Rescue workers stretcher the injured farmer to an ambulance.

Farmer injured when tractor rolls

A MAN is recovering in hospital after being trapped under a tractor and slasher on a property outside of Uki yesterday.

The man, in his mid 50s, was last night recovering in the Tweed Hospital after the accident.

A spokesperson from the North Coast Area Health Service said the injured man had been immediately transported to hospital.

“He is currently in a satisfactory condition,” the spokesperson said.

The Tweed District Rescue Squad received an emergency call about the incident at midday yesterday.

A rescue squad spokesperson said a neighbour had provided assistance to the trapped man before the rescue squad or ambulance service arrived.

“A call came through that the man was trapped beneath the tractor, the man was then assisted by his neighbour,” the spokesperson said.

Two rescue vehicles sent to the Uki property.

“One rescue vehicle was sent from Murwillumbah and one rescue vehicle was sent from Tweed to the accident site,” The rescue spokesperson said.

“The Tweed District Rescue Squad then assisted ambulance officers in moving the injured man into the ambulance so he could be transported to hospital.

A helicopter was deployed to transport the injured man but was told to return to base and the man was taken to hospital by a road ambulance.

The extent of the man’s injuries are unknown.



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