5 Mar 2015

Man dies after recycling truck injury

7:19 am on 5 March 2015

The man who became trapped in the hydraulic lift of his glass-recycling truck yesterday morning has died.

Wellington Hospital.

Wellington Hospital Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski

Junior Hunt died in Wellington Hospital this afternoon.

WorkSafe, the police, the Wellington City Council and the waste removal firm EnviroWaste are all investigating the incident, in Thorndon.

EnviroWaste chief executive Gary Saunders said the company was devastated by the tragedy and family and staff are being offered counselling.

Mr Hunt's father and brother also worked for Envirowaste. In a statement, the family said they were grieving for a fine young man, and have asked for privacy.

St John Ambulance.

St John Ambulance. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson