Sadly we heard on Tuesday that a tree feller was struck and killed by a tree while working at Pohangina, in the Manawatu. This is the fifth death of a forestry worker in 2018. My thoughts are with the family, friends and workmates of the victim.
I was asked by the media to comment on this latest death, and I thought I’d share with you what I told them. You can see my answers to the questions below.
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This is the fifth forestry-related death this year, how concerned are you?
How confident are you in WorkSafe’s enforcement of regulation?
What more needs to be done to keep the industry safe?
What is FISC doing to help improve health and safety?
FISC’s flagship initiatives are:
What’s your message to the forestry industry?