Forestry companies face legal action over deaths

The Council of Trade Unions is taking two forestry companies to court of the death of two workers.

The cases were among eight forestry deaths due to be heard at a coroner’s inquest in Rotorua next month.

But the inquest into four deaths will be adjourned – two are cases CTU is taking legal action over, and two are cases that Worksafe has taken, or is considering taking legal action over.

For full information on this issue, listen to Mary Ann Butler Finlay (widow of Charles Finlay), Helen Kelly (NZCTU President) and Ona de Rooy (Worksafe NZ) on Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon programme on 22 April.

See reports here (3News), here (Radio New Zealand) and here (NZ City).

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