Roller in­jury at servo work­site

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

A MAN is re­cov­er­ing in Townsville Hos­pi­tal with a bro­ken leg af­ter be­ing hit by a roller on a work­site in Deer­a­gun yesterday af­ter­noon.

It is un­der­stood the 21- year- old man was work­ing on a new Shell Ser­vice Sta­tion when the in­ci­dent hap­pened, bring­ing work to a stand­still. Dis­trict Duty Of­fi­cer Se­nior Sergeant Scot Warrick said the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the in­ci­dent would be run by Work­place Health and Safety.

“It was a work­place in­ci­dent that ini­tially came in as the man be­ing run over, which is not quite ac­cu­rate and we be­lieve he suf­fered a leg in­jury as a re­sult of be­ing struck by it,” Sen- Sgt Warrick said. “In­for­ma­tion sug­gests it was a bro­ken leg only and that he was not run over and there is no fur­ther ac­tion for us. Work­place Health and Safety will be in­ves­ti­gat­ing, though.”

A Work­place Health and Safety spokesman con­firmed they would be in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent, with in­ves­ti­ga­tors at­tend­ing the scene yesterday and to­day. CHRIS McMA­HON

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