Man pinned under truck

A TRUCK driver has been airlifted to the Royal Hobart Hospital after becoming pinned under his truck when it rolled over on a private property at Buckland.

About 4.30pm on Sunday, Tasmania Police and emergency services responded to an incident where a truck had rolled on a private property and trapped the 66 year old male driver.

Police said the truck was on its roof and had sustained significant damage, including to the fuel tanks, with diesel flowing into the cabin.

The man was conscious but emergency crews spent two hours cutting through part of the truck. The man was removed from under the truck and transported to the RHH by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. He is did not sustain any serious injuries.

Police said it appeared the driver was dropping a load of gravel onto the private road when the truck lost traction due to recent rain and hit a bank and rolled over.

Senior Sergeant Troy Hodge said workplace standards were notified. Investigation into the exact cause of the crash is ongoing but no charges will be laid.


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