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Workers endangered by Media helicopter

State Highway 3 Pio Pio

Workers endangered by Media helicopter

Friday, 28 March 2014 - 3:16pm

Waikato

Engineers inspecting the site of today's fatal rockfall near Pio Pio have been placed in danger by a media helicopter filming the scene.

The black and white helicopter was flying so low that the workers on the ground were affected by the rotor wash which dislodged loose rocks from the cliff face. These fell on the people below.

Waikato police ask that media organisations exercise restraint in their efforts to report on this incident and use common sense and courtesy to staff attempting to make the road safe.

No one was injured in this incident however it was disconcerting and potentially dangerous for the workers on the ground.


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