Forestry is the most dangerous industry in New Zealand. In 2013 there have already been two deaths. Since 2008, 23 workers have died and almost 900 have been seriously injured.
A New Zealand forestry worker is 6 times more likely to die at work than a UK forestry worker, and twice as likely as an Australian forestry worker.
Each death is a family, community, workplace losing someone who was loved. Each injury is someone’s life being changed forever by something that happened at work.
We need the government and the industry to step up and stop this from happening.