Sorrow at death of Lyttelton watersider
Maritime Union expresses sorrow at death of Lyttelton
Maritime Union of New Zealand media release FOR
IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sunday 22 December 2013
Union of New Zealand says a watersider who died aboard a
ship at the Port of Lyttelton yesterday was a union
Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary
Joe Fleetwood said the death of the worker will hit the
close knit workforce and community hard.
information received indicates the worker was aboard a
fertiliser vessel when the incident occurred yesterday.
Fleetwood says the Union will be calling for a meeting with
health and safety delegates, management of all port
employers, Maritime New Zealand and Worksafe officials.
says there are concerns that congestion in the port could be
a contributing factor to health and safety issues in the
port since the 2011 earthquake.
The Union will offer
support to family and workmates of the deceased
The death is the second in the port within a
month. A contractor died in a logging truck incident on 26
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