Tale four – the Death of Philip McHardy. Killed 31 August 2011 – struck by a tree

Tale four – the Death of Philip McHardy. Killed 31 August 2011 – struck by a tree

Philip McHardy was killed while working in a pine plantation block in Overton Forest Winton on 31 August 2011.  He worked for Don Contracting and was working in a Southern Forest NZ Ltd managed forest.  Don Contracting employed 5 employees at the time.    Philip has worked for 18 months for the company.

The crew started work at 7.15am.  Philip was felling trees while the rest of the crew were doing other work.  Just after 1pm, a tree blew over on top of him and killed him.  He had 20 years experience.  It is unclear if Philip had taken any breaks that day.

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