An Undera man in his 30s was saved from more serious injuries by his mobile phone after being involved in a tractor accident earlier this month.
The incident occurred about 12.20pm on October 6, when the 35-year-old man used his mobile phone to call a family member to alert them that he had been pinned under his tractor after jumping out to disengage a slasher.
‘‘He was working on his property, on his tractor, and jumped off to disengage a slasher,’’ Shepparton police Sergeant Steve Murray said.
‘‘The tractor rolled back and pinned his leg, causing a significant laceration to his leg.’’
Sgt Murray said the man was airlifted to Melbourne for surgery on the laceration, which was a non-life threatening injury.
Sgt Murray urged farmers to be vigilant around machinery.