A man in his 20s was killed by a falling tree while working
on a forestry block in rural Horowhenua this morning.
The death is believed to be the 10th forestry fatality this
Emergency services were called to the accident on State
Highway 1, off Oturoa Rd between Levin and Foxton, about
Police central communications team leader Kirsty Henson said
the man had been felling trees at the time.
"A tree has come down on top of him."
The man's colleagues immediately notified emergency services
and first aid was given. However, he died at the scene.
WorkSafe NZ investigators will look into the death, which
will be referred to the coroner.