Third Forest Death a Tragedy

27 Mar 2013 – 09:09

“News that another forestry worker was killed in Rotorua yesterday is an absolute tragedy and brings the toll this year alone to 3 with another 4 workers seriously harmed,” says CTU President Helen Kelly said. “It also shows that the new forestry standards are insufficient to make any impact on this disgraceful situation”.

“The rate of injuries in Forestry is not improving despite the assertions of the forest owners, with last year being one of the worst in the last 10 years and this year shaping up to be the same”,  says Kelly.

The CTU has called for an inquiry into the industry to enable an in-depth look at the systemic causes of this on-going carnage and to consider what needs to change to make this very important NZ industry safe.

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