07:37 pm, Tuesday 29 June, 2010
A worker has been crushed to death by a bulldozer at a Boxsell Road worksite near Tyalgum yesterday.
Police said emergency service crews, including the Rural Fire Service, NSW Ambulance and the Tweed District Rescue Squad responded to the site at 12:30pm AEST.
It is reported that the 68-year-old man attempted to get back into the bulldozer as it rolled away.
He was crushed when the earth moving equipment rolled down an embankment before coming to rest against trees.
“As a result of the accident, it appears a male has received fatal injuries,” Tweed Byron Local Area Command duty officer Inspector Darren Steel said.
An NSW Ambulance spokesperson said the man was declared dead at the scene.
Insp. Steel said WorkCover authorities had been notified and will attend the scene.