FARM DEATH: Man, 70, killed in tractor accident

LATEST: INSPECTOR Darren Cloake said a tractor appears to have toppled on a man when he was trying to repair the machine, causing fatal injuries.

"There may have been a mechanical problem which the man tried to rectify," he said.

"The vehicle has come into contact with him, it's fallen on him and as a result he has sustained fatal injuries."

Inspector Cloake said forensic police are still investigating.

"There are no suspicious circumstances and report will be compiled for the coroner," he said.


UPDATE, 12pm: POLICE have confirmed the death of a man in farm machinery accident this morning.

A NSW Police spokeswoman said shortly after 8am today, police were called to a property on Old Wyan Rd, Rappville, following reports of a farm accident.

"Upon arrival police located a man believed to be aged in his 70s trapped under a piece of machinery," she said.

"He died at the scene.

"A report will be prepared for the coroner."


Original story: EMERGENCY services have been called to Rappville after reports a person has been trapped under a tractor.

Ambulance NSW crews were called at 8.10am today to Old Wyan Rd, Rappville after reports a 70-year-old man was involved in a farming incident.

"Paramedics are on scene and the man is in a critical condition," an Ambulance NSW spokeswoman said.

Police, Rural Fire Service and VRA are also expected to be attending the scene.

It is believed to be an incident involving a tractor.

More information to come.