8 Oct 2018

Worker dies at Gisborne's Eastland Port

11:54 am on 8 October 2018

A woman has been killed by a falling log while working at Gisborne's port.

Eastland Port Gisborne.

File photo of Eastland Port. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

Emergency services were called to Eastland Port, on Rakaiatane Road, about 9am.

Police said it appeared the log fell on the woman, who was from a local stevedoring company.

"At this stage it just appears that a ship's been loaded and the accident's happened then," Detective Nick Wilkie said.

Police were on site and Worksafe representatives were due to arrive.

The death will be referred to the coroner.