Cape Town – A KwaZulu-Natal man died a horrific death after he was reportedly crushed by the wheels of a tractor he was operating on a north coast farm.
According to a statement posted by Reaction Unit SA (RUSA) on its Facebook page, the tragic accident happened on Saturday afternoon in Maidstone, Tongaat.
The man was “killed after he was ejected from a tractor and crushed under the rear wheel while travelling on an unpaved road off Walter Reid Road in Maidstone.
“The body of the deceased was located under the rear tyre of a tractor. Firefighters lifted the tractor with the use of a pneumatic bag and removed the deceased”, the statement read.
“It was established that the man was towing a trailer loaded with a front-end tractor. At some point the driver was ejected and landed in front of the tractor which rolled onto him, trapping him under the rear tyre.”
Unfortunately, the farm employee was declared dead at the scene, said Medi Response in a statement.
Picture: Facebook/ Reaction Unit South Africa
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe