23 Sep 2014

Not guilty plea in forestry death

2:31 pm on 23 September 2014

A contractor has denied responsibility for the death of a forestry worker who was crushed by a falling tree.

no caption

Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski

Lincoln Kidd was killed in a forestry block near Levin last December.

Paul Robert Burr, who was working on the block, pleaded not guilty to manslaughter when he appeared in the High Court at Palmerston North this morning.

Justice France remanded Mr Burr on bail until his next appearance in November.

A trial date has been set for August next year.

Get the RNZ app

for ad-free news and current affairs