Forestry industry launches inquiry into spate of deaths

Wed, 29 Jan 2014

Jan. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The forestry industry will hold a major safety review after 11 workers died on the job in the past 13 months. The six-month review will be funded by Forest Owners, Forest Industry Contractors and Farm Forestry Associations and will liaise with the governmental health and safety regulator, WorkSafe NZ. The inquiry comes after on-going concern about safety compliance and the high rate of workplace injury and death in New Zealand’s logging sector. WorkSafe NZ said earlier this year it had come to the conclusion the poo...

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