Thursday, 28 August 2014 -
At about 3.23pm today [28/8] police
were advised of an incident at the Gladstone Pier in the
port of Lyttelton where a large scissor lift has tipped
over. The sole occupant on the lift has fallen to the
As a result of this incident a 40 year old male
has died at the scene.
Emergency services are currently at
the scene together with Worksafe New Zealand Investigators.
An investigation into the cause of this incident has been
Police are currently in the process of advising
the family of the man, supported by victim support.
matter has been referred to the coroner.
No further media
comment will be made
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