Man critical after fall at Nowra tip

Ambulance paramedics and police officers at the West Nowra waste depot, where a man was critically injured after falling into a skip.

Ambulance paramedics and police officers at the West Nowra waste depot, where a man was critically injured after falling into a skip.

A 42-YEAR-OLD Nowra man who fell more than three metres into a skip-bin at the Nowra Waste Depot, breaking his neck, was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition on Tuesday morning.

Ambulance paramedics were called to the West Nowra depot just before noon on Tuesday after reports the man had suffered serious injuries after falling into an area where rubbish is dumped.

Police said the man had reversed his Toyota utility into the area used to dispose of rubbish.

It is thought he stood on the rear of the ute to unload rubbish and was told by employees that was not permitted and stopped.

As he was driving away, his vehicle lodged under a safety chain and couldn’t move.

Police said the man again entered the rear tray of the ute to try to release the chain and fell into the bin and struck his head.

The man suffered severe head and spinal injuries and a cardiac arrest, with paramedics performing CPR at the scene.

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