A man hit by a truck in Adelaide’s northern suburbs this morning has died, according to South Australian police.

Key points:

  • A man has died after being hit by a truck at an Adelaide chicken plant
  • SafeWork SA is investigating
  • Ingham’s is offering counselling to staff

The semi-trailer hit the 53-year-old Munno Para West man at the Ingham’s chicken production and processing plant on Burton Road, Burton, about 8:20am.

Police say the victim died at the scene despite efforts from staff and paramedics.

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances around the crash.

They are preparing a report for the coroner.

SafeWork SA is also investigating.

In a statement, it said would not be releasing “any further information at this time”.

The truck driver was taken to hospital suffering shock.

The man’s death will not be included in the road toll since it was on private property.

Police look under a truck

Police look under the truck after the incident.(

ABC News: David Frearson


An Ingham’s spokeswoman said the company was “doing everything we can to support our team member’s family and our people”.

“The site is closed and Ingham’s has arranged for on-site counselling services,” she said.

“The police and [SafeWork] are on-site and we are fully assisting them with their investigations.”


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