Police have named the man who died in a workplace accident in Waitati, Otago on Monday.
He was 34-year-old Simon Patrick Sloper, from Dunedin.
"Police extend their sympathies to his family and friends," a spokesperson said on Wednesday.
"Enquiries are ongoing into circumstances of the incident."
According to the Otago Daily Times, Sloper was working alone on a digger at a forestry block when the incident happened. He was found on the ground by a friend after failing to respond to a radio call.
Police on Monday said the digger had not rolled as they had initially been told.
WorkSafe is investigating the incident.