30 Sep 2019

Child killed by forklift at Christchurch property

6:50 pm on 30 September 2019

Police have confirmed that a four-year-old died after being hit by a forklift at a Christchurch property today.

Close up of a St John ambulance on a residential street.

Photo: RNZ / Cole Eastham-Farrelly

Police said the incident happened at a residential property on Robinsons Road, Prebbleton.

Police were contacted at around 1.50pm this afternoon.

In a statement police said the child received medical attention, but died at the scene.

WorkSafe has opened an investigation into the incident.