Police release name of forestry worker killed in Hawke's Bay

  • North Island: East Coast

Police have just released the name of the forestry worker who died after a tree fell on him in Northern Hawke's Bay yesterday. He was Blair David Palmer, 53 of Napier. 

Mr Palmer was an experienced forestry foreman and had worked in the industry for some time.

He died after a tree fell on him in a Pohokura forest block inland from Tutira, north of Napier yesterday afternoon.

Worksafe New Zealand are investigating the incident and the man's death has been referred to the coroner.