Lots of questions: The man’s vehicle was found resting against trees in Tyalgum yesterday.
Lots of questions: The man’s vehicle was found resting against trees in Tyalgum yesterday. Crystal Spencer

Man dies in bulldozer crash

POLICE are investigating how a man tragically died in a bulldozer crash near Tyalgum yesterday.

The 68-year-old's vehicle left Boxsell Road about 12.30pm and travelled 60m down an embankment before coming to rest against trees.

Tweed Byron Local Area Command duty officer, Inspector Darren Steel, said police attended the scene with other emergency services, including the Rural Fire Service, NSW Ambulance and the Tweed District Rescue Squad.

“As a result of the accident, it appears a male has received fatal injuries,” Insp Steel said.

“Work Cover has been notified and will attend the scene.

“Police will prepare a report for the coroner.”

A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said there was nothing paramedics could do for the man and he was declared dead at the scene.

Boxsell Road runs off Limpinwood Road and is unsealed.

There was other machinery parked on and to the side of the road near the bulldozer.

Police did not comment yesterday afternoon on why the man was driving the bulldozer on the road or what he was doing.

A Tweed Shire Council spokeswoman said yesterday afternoon she did not believe the man was a council worker or subcontractor.



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