Police name man killed on Hawke's Bay orchard

The incident happened in an area of horticulture blocks in Meeanee.
The incident happened in an area of horticulture blocks in Meeanee. Photo credit: Google maps.

Police have released the name of the man who died in a workplace accident on a rural property in Napier.

Emergency services were called to the orchard property in Meeanee on Thursday afternoon.

In a statement, power company Unison said they had de-energised the lines after receiving reports of a person receiving an electric shock.

It said the person had come into contact with a Unison overhead 33kV feeder (known as the Awatoto Tie) 

Police said the man who died was 57-year-old Falaniko Ah Lin of Napier.

Hawke's Bay Today reported that the man was an orchard worker.

Police said Worksafe and the Coroner had been advised of the death.

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