Road worker injured at Ellendale

The rescue helicopter landed on the Ellendale recreation ground
to retrieve an injured road worker.

A MAN working in a road resurfacing crew at Ellendale was injured in an accident earlier today. The man is understood to have gone under the back wheels of a truck, although the circumstances are unclear.

“Police and emergency services attended an incident at Ellendale Rd, Ellendale, this morning where a man was struck by a truck,” Senior Constable Peter Gibson said in a statement.

“At around 9.40am, a 61-year-old Primrose Sands man who was working at a road works
site was struck by a reversing 17.2 tonne truck which was also being used on site,” Senior Constable Gibson said.

The rescue helicopter arriving at Ellendale.

“The man received lower leg injuries and was airlifted to the Royal Hobart Hospital by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter in a serious but stable condition,” he said. “The 39-year-old truck driver from the Derwent Valley was not injured.”

The scene was attended by representatives of WorkSafe Tasmania and investigations are continuing.

The scene was attended by police, ambulance, Derwent Valley State Emergency Services and local volunteer fire brigades. The incident occurred near the town centre and the helicopter was able to land on the local recreation ground.

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