The drilling site at Tikorangi. File photo: NZ Herald/Paul
A man has died at a drilling site in Taranaki today.
Emergency services were called to the scene at the Todd
Energy drilling rig on Tikorangi Road, near Waitara, about
Chris Matthews of the St John central communications centre
said there was nothing the ambulance crew could do for the
man when they arrived.
Spokesman for Todd Energy Hamish McHaffie said the man was an
employee of MB Century, the contractor for the site.
Mr McHaffie said first aid was administered by other workers
until ambulance staff arrived and pronounced the man dead at
"At this stage the cause of death is unknown," he said.