Worksafe investigating farm fatality near Gisborne

It's been a tragic start to 2020 for farm accidents.
It's been a tragic start to 2020 for farm accidents. Photo credit: Getty

Worksafe is investigating a fatality at a farm near Gisborne, the latest in a spate of farm accidents.

In a statement it said the incident happened on Friday at a property in Te Karaka.

The death comes after a horror start to 2020 for farming accidents, with six people killed in workplace incidents on New Zealand farms in six days.

The deaths included two fatal quad bike crashes, a fatal accident involving a tractor and another with a side-by-side farm vehicle.

No further details have been released about the Te Karaka incident.

"As the matter is under investigation we are unable to provide any further detail," Worksafe said.  

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