Transfer station closed after man injured
The Cromwell Transfer Station remained closed on Tuesday after a man suffered serious injuries after he was hit by a truck and fell into a pit.
were called to the transfer station just before 11:30am on Monday.
A police media spokeswoman said a truck had hit a 60-year-old pedestrian.
‘‘The person had apparently fallen into a pit, and was airlifted to [Dunedin] hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.’’
He suffered head and leg injuries.
WorkSafe would be advised, she said.
Police did not lay charges. Cromwell Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Steve Shaw said they attended the incident to supply manpower and equipment to get the man out of the pit.
‘‘There were three or four trucks at the time of the incident.’’
Central Otago District Council chief executive Leanne Mash said they were unable to comment until they had further information about the incident.
On its Facebook page, the CODC says the Cromwell Transfer Station is closed until further notice.
‘‘The Alexandra Transfer Station is open usual hours and can be found on Boundary Road, Alexandra.
‘‘Council apologises for any inconvenience.’’