Emergency crews rescue man trapped under tractor in south-eastern Victoria

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Emergency services rescued an elderly man after he became trapped underneath a tractor in south-eastern Victoria.

The man became trapped under the tractor after it rolled over at a South Gippsland property on Sunday afternoon.

After being freed by emergency services, the man in his 70s was flown to the Royal Melbourne Hospital for treatment.

Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in Australia.

Figures from the University of Sydney Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety show there were nine tractor related on-farm deaths in 2016.

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