Serious incident, Prebbleton
A 4-year-old has died following an incident involving a
forklift at a residential property on Robinsons Road,
Prebbleton, this afternoon.
Police were alerted around
The child received medical attention, however
sadly died at the scene.
Police offer their sympathies to
the family during this tragic time.
Worksafe NZ has been
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