Man killed in forestry accident

A man was killed in the Wharerata Forest south of Gisborne today. There were 12 serious injuries in the forests of the East Coast district in 2010. Photo / Thinkstock
A man was killed in the Wharerata Forest south of Gisborne today. There were 12 serious injuries in the forests of the East Coast district in 2010. Photo / Thinkstock

A Forestry worker has been crushed to death by a falling pine tree in the Wharerata Forest south of Gisborne.

The ECT Rescue Helicopter was called to the scene at 1pm but the 34-year-old man was already dead.

Another forestry worker James Goodfellow, 19, was crushed by a tree stump in the Whareratas in December last year.

There were 12 serious injuries in the forests of the East Coast district in 2010.

- APNZ

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