Forestry Incident leaves one dead
Forestry Incident leaves one dead.
Tararua Police are
investigating an incident today after a forestry worker was
killed when a tree fell on him.
The incident occurred at
approximately 7.15am in a remote Forestry block south of
Pongaroa. The 24 year old male from Whanganui died at the
Investigators from OSH were also called and
attended the scene and will conduct their own investigation.
No name will be released at this stage until all NOK have
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