Update: Man dies in Narromine

Police are investigating the death of a man near Narromine on Wednesday.
Police are investigating the death of a man near Narromine on Wednesday.

Police from Orana Local Area Command (LAC) are investigating the death of a 63-year-old male farmer from Narromine.

About 6.30pm on Wednesday the man was working on a tractor on his property on the out-skirts of Narromine.

It is believed that the man was in the process of working on the tractor's engine and had the cab of the tractor raised.

At some point the tractor's cab has fallen on the man inflicting fatal injuries.

Police do not believe that there are any suspicious circumstances and are having the tractor mechanically examined.

Police will then forward a report to the coroner.

“It is a timely reminder to all farmers to be aware of their working environment, to look for possible hazards that could injure them whilst carrying out work around the farm,” Orana LAC Inspector Dan Skelly said.

“This tragic incident follows on closely from another farm related death at Benelong; when a farmer was killed trying to recover a bogged tractor after a tow rope failed and struck him.”

The man’s name is yet to be formally released.

Narromine Shire mayor Craig Davies paid his respects to the Mungery community following the incident.

“Mungery is a tiny little community, it’s a really close-knit community,” Mr Davies said.

“My understanding is that the person that’s been killed has only been in the community for a short time, but the impact is always the same.

“Whether they’re injured or even killed, it’s devastating to the local community.”​

Earlier: Police will commence an investigation into a man’s death near Narromine yesterday.

About 8.30pm on Wednesday, February 15, emergency services were called to Mungery Hall Road, about 40 kilometres from Narromine, following reports a man was trapped by a tractor.

Officers from Orana Local Area Command attended and located a man, believed to be in his 60s, dead near a tractor.

A crime scene was established. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

A report will be prepared for the information of the coroner.

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