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Man killed in tree felling incident

Man killed in tree felling incident

Thursday, 19 December 2013 - 9:05am

Central

A 20-year-old Levin man has died this morning in a tree felling incident near Levin.

The incident occurred on State Highway 1, near Oturoa Road at 6:45am.

The man was felling trees on a forestry block when he was struck by a falling tree. The man's colleagues immediately notified emergency services and first aid was administered to the man however he died at the scene.

Police, fire and ambulance were in attendance.

Police have referred the matter to workplace safety inspectors for investigation.

No further details about the deceased will be released until his next of kin has been informed.

ENDS

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