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Man dies after being crushed by rubbish truck in CBD

News from NZ Police
A man died this afternoon after an accident on O’Reily Avenue, off Boulcott Street in central Wellington.

Emergency services were notified at 12.15pm that the man had been crushed between a rubbish truck and a wall.

He died at the scene.

WorkSafe was notified and the man’s death has been referred to the Coroner.

The DomPost reports that a person at the rubbish truck company said he had tried to call the driver on Sunday afternoon but hadn’t been able to get through.

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1 comment:

  1. Iona Pannett, 30. March 2020, 17:35

    Devastated at this death, no one should be killed providing an essential service. Worksafe is likely to investigate. Not one of our contractors, but WCC will learn from this terrible event. [via twitter]