The man who died on an onshore oil rig in Taranaki yesterday
has been named by police.
He was 39-year-old Rotorua man Nicholas John Teague.
Mr Teague collapsed on the oil drilling derrick about 40
metres off the ground at the Mangakewa E Wellsite in
Tikorangi, police said.
Emergency services were called to the scene, near Waitara,
just after 8am, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
He was employed by MB Century, the company with the contract
to carry out the work at the Todd Energy site.
MB Century chief executive Marcel Manders said there were no
indications as to why Mr Teague collapsed.
Police and Work Safe NZ were investigating the incident and
the death had been referred to the coroner.