Ports of death: Maritime wheels of justice grind slowly

Ports of death: Maritime wheels of justice grind slowly
Last week, 2,500 MUNZ members and local community leaders called for the resignation of POAL chief executive Tony Gibson (pictured).
Brent Melville
Maritime New Zealand is yet to complete what has so far been an eight-month investigation into the death of port worker Pala’amo (Amo) Kalati on August 30 last year. The 31-year-old was crushed on a container ship at Ports of Auckland (POAL), marking the second fatality at the port in two years. In Aug 2018, 23-year-old LaBoom Dyer was killed after his straddle carrier tipped over on the Fergusson terminal.It was also the third fatality at the country’s second-largest port in three years, including the death of swimmer Leslie G...

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