Man dies following digger crash

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A man has died following a digger crash earlier today. 

Police have confirmed a 69-year-old has died following the incident on Te Puna Quarry Road. 

“Police were notified of the crash at 12.35pm,” says a police statement.

“The man was critically injured and was transported to hospital.

“Sadly he passed away a short time later.”

Earlier today, police stated they had been called to the scene following reports of a digger falling down a mountain.

Two ambulances, one Rapid Response Unit and one helicopter responded to the scene.

Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing and WorkSafe has been notified.

A Worksafe spokesperson says “we are currently making initial queries and this will determine our next steps.”




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