Tragedy as man is run over by his own roller

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A DRIVER was crushed to death when he fell out of the STEAMROLLER he was oper­at­ing – and it trun­dled over him.

The tragic worker, aged 56, is be­lieved to have slipped out of the front of the ve­hi­cle be­fore it ran him over.

Hor­ri­fied on­look­ers called emer­gency ser­vices who rushed to the scene near a farm in Col­erne, Wilts, to help the vic­tim, but he died be­fore they ar­rived.

A spokes­woman for Great Western Am­bu­lance Ser­vice con­firmed: “We got a call on Mon­day morn­ing at 8.14 with a re­port that a male in his 50s had fallen from a roller.

“He was not con­scious or breath­ing due to the trau­matic in­juries he had suf­fered. Our staff ar­rived, they con­firmed that the pa­tient was de­ceased at the scene.

“We be­lieve that he fell from the roller and then it rolled over him.”

A po­lice spokesman said: “We at­tended a re­port of a se­ri­ously injured man fol­low­ing what ap­pears to be an ac­ci­dent in­volv­ing an in­dus­trial roller.

“Sadly, the 56-yearold lo­cal man was de­ceased at the scene. His fam­ily have been in­formed but for­mal iden­ti­fi­ca­tion has not yet been com­pleted.

“When they are we will re­lease his de­tails.”

The Health and Safety Ex­ec­u­tive have been in­formed.

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