22 Jun 2010

Port worker killed in Tauranga

7:28 am on 22 June 2010

A 61-year-old man has died after being hit by a forklift at the Port of Tauranga.

Police say the port worker was struck by the forklift at about 7pm on Monday and died at the scene.

The exact cause of the accident is still being investigated, police say, it appears the man didn't see or hear the forklift and walked into its path.

The Department of Labour is also investigating.