5 Oct 2018

Woman fatally crushed by timber at sawmill

3:30 pm on 5 October 2018

A woman has died after she became trapped under a pile of timber at a Bay of Plenty sawmill this morning.

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File photo. Photo: 123rf.com

Emergency services were called to a timber yard on Manukorihi Drive in Kawerau just after 11am.

Northern fire communications shift manager Craig Dally said the woman died after becoming trapped under a pile of timber pallets.

Police said WorkSafe has been notified and the death will be referred to the Coroner.