On 19 July at 5:30am Charles Finlay was tragically killed in a forestry accident in Tahorakura forest. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and fellow forest workers. Events like this don’t just claim a life – they destroy families and disrupt entire communities. He is the 6th forestry worker to die this year, and 2013 is now shaping up to be the most dangerous year in history for NZ forestry workers.
Still, Labour Minister Simon Bridges sees no value on a select committee inquiry into what is causing fatalities in this sector. We are pushing for some action on this, and urge everybody to encourage the select committee to vote in favour of an inquiry when the matter is decided at the beginning of August.
Below is a selection of links to media coverage of the tragic event.
If anybody has any further information about Charles’ tragic passing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org