Forestry Safety Review Panel saddened by recent death
Independent Forestry Safety Review Panel saddened by recent
The Independent Forestry Safety Review Panel was
saddened to hear of the death of a Wakefield man crushed by
a log while doing maintenance work. “We extend our
sympathies to his family, friends and community” Panel
Chair George Adams said.
Mr Adams said, “This accident
is a deeply regrettable reminder of how dangerous felling
trees and dealing with cut logs can be. Although we don't
know the circumstances of this tragedy we urge people
undertaking tasks involving logs to exercise extreme caution
and to be mindful of the risks.”
The Panel released a
consultation document on safety in the forestry sector
yesterday. Panel members are encouraging everyone with an
interest in the issue to make a submission. The document can
be accessed at www.ifsr.co.nz
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