Police release name of deceased at Taranaki drilling site
Taranaki onshore drilling site — Police release name of
Police can now release the name of the man who
died at the Mangakewa E Wellsite, Waitara, yesterday (Sunday
11 May, 2014) morning.
He was Nicholas John Teague, aged
39, of the Rotorua area.
Police are working closely with
WorkSafe NZ and in due course will provide investigation
findings to the Coroner.
Police has no further comment to
make as the matter is now before the
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