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Forestry accident victim named

File photo / NZ Herald
File photo / NZ Herald

A forestry worker who was killed in a logging accident in Nelson yesterday has been named.

Michael Steven Langford, of Korere, died after being pinned between two trees at a private forestry site off Foxhill Cemetery Road.

The 28-year-old was discovered by a colleague.

An investigation into his death is on-going, police said today.

Murupara father David Charles Beamsley, 63, died on Tuesday afternoon in a tree felling accident in Kaingaroa Forest.

Mr Beamsley was the eighth forestry worker to be killed in New Zealand this year.

- APNZ

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