Yeppoon man dies after pineapple harvester hits powerline

Young man dead, six injured after pineapple harvester hits powerline, north-west of Yeppoon

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A 25-year-old man has died after a pineapple harvester came in contact with powerlines near Yeppoon early Wednesday morning. Photo: Pure Gold Pineapples

A 25-year-old man has died after a pineapple harvester came in contact with powerlines near Yeppoon early Wednesday morning. Photo: Pure Gold Pineapples

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Investigations into the farm incident in central Queensland are ongoing.

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A man has been killed and several people have been hospitalised, after a harvester struck powerlines at a pineapple farm in central Queensland on Wednesday.

Emergency services were called to the Bungundarra property, 20km north-west of Yeppoon, shortly after 9am, following reports seven workers at Lake Mary Pines were electrocuted.

A 25-year-old Yeppoon man was taken to the Capricorn coast hospital in Yeppoon in a critical condition, however, he tragically died soon after.

Two men in their thirties and one woman in her twenties were also taken to the Yeppoon hospital in a stable condition.

A man in his fifties and two other men in their thirties were taken to the Rockhampton hospital, also in a stable condition.

Capricorn health services have told the ABC two people have since been discharged.

Investigations into the farm incident are ongoing and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

Lake Mary Pines is a second generation pineapple farm, producing more than 2.1 million pineapples for the Australian market per year.

The 162 hectare property is owned by the Stevens family.

The story Yeppoon man dies after pineapple harvester hits powerline first appeared on Queensland Country Life.

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