Man stuck in shipping container

A man who became trapped in a shipping container filled with grain at Devonport Wharf on Friday afternoon is doing ‘okay’, says his boss.

The man, who is an employee with Phillip Murray Bulk Haulage, was found buried in the grain by Devonport firefighters and Latrobe volunteers on Friday afternoon.

It took rescue teams approximately an hour and a half to remove the man using specialist equipment.

Phillip Murray, the man’s boss, said he hadn’t spoken to his employee yet on Sunday morning, but chatted with him on Saturday.

“I spoke to him yesterday and he was okay,” Mr Murray said.

“They still had some more tests to run on him to rule out a few things.”

He said when an accident such as this occurred it “(affected) everyone” in the workplace.

“We’ve got to look after the welfare of the employees.”

After being removed from the grain on Friday afternoon, the man was transported to the Launceston General Hospital for possible crush injuries.

Worksafe is conducting an investigation into the incident.

Source: The Advocate

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