Trans­fer sta­tion closed af­ter man in­jured

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - JO MCKEN­ZIE-MCLEAN

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.

Emer­gency

ser­vices

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.’’

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