A road worker has died while attempting to load a road compactor onto a truck at a worksite south-west of Lismore this morning.
The incident occurred about 11.10am today (Wednesday, April 18) near the intersection of the Bruxner Highway and Barker Street, Gundurimba.
As the 49-year-old man was loading the equipment it rolled into a table drain.
The man died at the scene.
Officers from the Richmond Police District will be investigating the events leading up to the man’s death. SafeWork NSW have been notified.
Diversions in place
Westbound light vehicles are being diverted off the highway into Caniaba Road, while eastbound vehicles are being diverted via Coraki Road to Wyrallah Road to return to the highway.
Heavy vehicles are being escorted past the incident.
Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time.
Emergency services and traffic crews are on site.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/
For the latest on road conditions motorists are advised to check www.livetraffic.com