Forestry worker injured

Last updated 20:43 12/02/2014

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A 19-year-old man has been hospitalised with serious lower leg injuries after a forestry accident near Gisborne.

A pine tree he was felling rolled over his leg on a forestry block north of Gisborne, a Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter spokeswoman said.

He was flown to Gisborne Hospital at 4pm.

Two weeks ago the forestry industry confirmed an independent inquiry into forestry safety, beginning this month, after the death of several workers.

Ten forestry workers died last year and another was killed last month.

WorkSafe NZ will provide secretariat support to the inquiry and said 164 inspections of forestry operations had been done since August last year.

Fourteen operations were shut and more than 200 enforcement actions taken

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