Sep 27

Fire-stopping mortar failure causes fatal fall

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A fire alarm technician died from head injuries after falling 10 metres when a section of a floor he was walking on collapsed under him. The section of floor that collapsed was made from a fire-stopping mortar. The technician was working in a plant room on the second level of a multi-storey commercial…

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Sep 13

Man crushed by falling generator named

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Police have released the name of a man crushed by a generator in a workplace accident on Hornby, Christchurch yesterday. Neville Raymond Sutherland, 30, was delivering a large generator when a forklift removing it from his truck toppled over, crushing him to death. Emergency services were called to the premises of TransDiesel Limited…

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Jun 2

Worker killed at NZ wind farm site

Posted by Dave Griffith

A man has been killed and another seriously injured following an accident near Meridian Energy’s Makara wind farm near Wellington at around 8.30am this morning. Life Flight operations manager Dave Greenberg said the Westpac rescue helicopter arrived at the scene around 9am. Co-workers were performing CPR on the one of the men, but…

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