Australia - Cement truck mechanic dies

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    A CEMENT truck mechanic has been killed in a freak accident while working under his vehicle in Melbourne's northern suburbs.

    Emergency services said the man, who was in his late 40s and from Reservoir, was working on the drive shaft under the truck, which was parked in a private driveway in the nearby suburb of Thomastown, around 2.30pm (AEST) when the accident happened.

    A police spokeswoman said the victim's clothing became tangled in part of the machinery, strangling him.

    The man's wife and two neighbours rushed to his aid and two nearby off-duty nurses tried in vain to revive him but he was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

    Police and workplace safety inspectors are investigating.

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