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Man dies after being caught between truck and cherry picker

Emergency services at a Torrington business where a man has been seriously hurt in an industrial incident.
Emergency services at a Torrington business where a man has been seriously hurt in an industrial incident.

UPDATE: A 47-year-old Toowoomba man seriously injured in an industrial incident at Torrington this afternoon has died.

Emergency services were called to the Sherrin Rentals premises on Hillman St at 12.47pm.

Toowoomba police district officer Inspector Terry Kajewski said Workplace Health and Safety representatives and forensic crash unit investigators were at the scene this afternoon.

"Investigations at this stage reveal he was somehow caught between a truck and a cherry picker," Inspector Kajewski said.

EARLIER: A 47-YEAR-OLD man has sustained serious leg, groin and head injuries in an industrial incident at Torrington.

Emergency services were called to the Sherrin Rental premises on Hillman St at 12.47pm.

Queensland Ambulance Service regional operations supervisor Stephen Johns said it was not clear how the man sustained the injuries.

"I believe he was caught between two trailers," Mr Johns said.

"He has significant lower limb injuries."

The man was unconscious when paramedics arrived.

He was taken to Toowoomba Hospital in a serious condition.

A staff member from Sherrin Rentals declined to comment on the incident.

Topics:  emergency services, toowoomba, traffic crash


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