Fatal tractor accident
Late yesterday afternoon a 59yr
old male was killed when the tractor he was driving rolled
several times down a bank.
He had been raking hay on a
rural property near Roxburgh, Central Otago.
has been referred to the Coroner and
the Ministry of
Business,Innovation and Employment (OSH).
The name of the
deceased will not be released until family members have been
A further news release will be made about 3.00pm
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