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Woman injured at bread depot

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Christopher Knaus Police Reporter

A woman was hit by a reversing truck at a bread depot in Fyshwick on Thursday, sparking investigations by work safety officers and police.

The woman, aged in her 50s, was at the Buttercup Bakeries depot in Fyshwick about 8am when farmers and others were collecting stale bread to feed to livestock.

The victim was walking towards the depot's entrance when she was hit by a reversing truck.

She suffered a ''significant'' leg injury, according to an Emergency Services Agency spokesman, and was taken to Canberra Hospital. Police began investigations at 8.45am.

Worksafe ACT is also investigating.

Depot owner Goodman Fielder said it would fully co-operate with the investigations.

Goodman Fielder corporate affairs director Martin Cole said the company's priority was the safety of the woman.

''Our immediate priority is obviously the safety of this lady,'' Mr Cole said.

''We've notified the authorities immediately, that includes ambulance, police and Worksafe, and we'll be working with them in relation to the investigation.''

He said it would be inappropriate to comment on whether the company would review its traffic management plan.

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