A forestry worker has been killed in a logging accident south of Gisborne.
The 44-year-old man was killed in the Wharerata Ranges when a log fell on his back on Tuesday morning.
The man's name has not been released while police contact his family.
It is the third forestry-related death in the area in about 18 months.
In October last year, 34-year-old Kenny Callow was killed by a falling pine in the forest, while another forestry worker, 19-year-old James Goodfellow, was killed in the same forest in December, 2010.The Department of Labour is investigating the latest death.
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