‘Tragic start’ to 2020: Six deaths on NZ farms in six days
Six people have died in workplace incidents on New Zealand farms in six days this year.
The latest death came today when one person died in a quad bike crash on a Wharepuhunga farm, south of Cambridge.
Another death earlier this week included a 67-year-old man who died when the tractor he was driving rolled down a bank at the Goldfields Mining Centre near Cromwell on Wednesday.
The centre closed most of its operations on Thursday as it awaited the arrival of WorkSafe investigators.
The other deaths also involved farm vehicles and are being investigated.
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RNZ: Eleisha Foon, January 10, 2020