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Forestry Death Renews Calls For Inquiry Into Industry

CTU Media Release

14 January 2013

Forestry Death Renews Calls For Inquiry Into Industry

The CTU is renewing its call for an inquiry into the forestry industry after the death of a 19 year old forestry worker last week.

Helen Kelly, CTU President says “the year has barely started and we have had two serious accidents and now a death in the most dangerous industry in New Zealand.”

“It is not viable for the Government to sit back and allow this type of safety record to go unchecked in our fourth biggest export industry. An inquiry is needed to examine best international practice, look at how poor working conditions in the industry are contributing to the accident rate, and look at what needs to change to make the industry safer,” Helen Kelly said.

The CTU called for this inquiry last year and it was rejected.

“The Minister is now on notice that this work is unsafe, and that this industry is not competent to make it safer - each death and accident is further testament to this. His response to this call for action and an inquiry is ultimately making a decision on whether or not this safety record is acceptable,” said Helen Kelly.

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