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Woman suffers leg injuries when hit by truck

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Christopher Knaus

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 in her 50s was at the Buttercup Bakeries depot in Fyshwick about 8am, where farmers and others were picking up second hand bread to feed livestock.

The victim was outside her car 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 transported to The Canberra Hospital.

Police were called about 8.20am, and went to the Breadtop depot to begin investigations.

Worksafe ACT are also investigating.

The company who own the Breadtop depot, Goodman Fielder, said it would fully cooperate with the investigations.

Corporate affairs director Martin Cole said the company's immediate priority was looking after the safety of the woman.

“Our immediate priority is obviously on 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.

The site has a traffic management plan at the site, but Mr Cole said it would be inappropriate to comment on whether that plan would be reviewed.

He said it was the first accident of this nature that he was aware of.

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