Man dies in farm accident at Taree

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A 39 year old man has died in a fatal accident at a rural property north west of Taree yesterday.

A 39 year old man has died in a fatal accident at a rural property north west of Taree yesterday.

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The man was demolishing a concrete water tank on his property at Butchers Creek Road, Wherrol Flat, 30km from Taree, about 5pm, when the roof of the tank collapsed, trapping him.

Family and neighbours rendered assistance and began CPR until NSW Ambulance Paramedics arrived.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to attend but the man was unable to be revived and died at the scene.

Police from Manning Great Lakes Local Area Command have examined the scene and will prepare a report for the information of NSW Coroner.

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