Forklift drives over, kills man

A Christchurch man who died after being struck by a forklift this morning has been named.

Anthony Stephen Wells, 47, was an employee of Busck Prestressed Concrete Ltd in Annex Rd.

Detective Sergeant Chris Power said Wells was working at the firm's premises at the time of the incident, which happened about 5.40am today.

"Initial enquiries indicate that the deceased was struck by a forklift which was being driven by another employee, in a yard at the company's premises.

"The driver and other colleagues immediately called ambulance services and gave first aid. Mr Wells was pronounced dead at the scene by an attending paramedic."

Power said police and health and safety inspectors from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment were investigating the incident.

A police scene examination was completed this afternoon and an autopsy was expected to be carried out tomorrow, he said.

The Press