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Worker killed while loading coal at New Zealand port

Apr 26th 2022

Worker killed while loading coal at New Zealand port

A worker has died while loading coal onto a ship at a New Zealand port.

A Lyttelton port company confirmed that one worker had died following an incident on Monday morning.

"Sadly, an LPC staff member has passed away while the vessel was being loaded with coal for export," a senior company official told the New Zealand Herald.

"At the moment, we can't confirm any further details on the incident. I wish to express my deep sadness and condolences to both the family of our team member and to the rest of the LPC team.

"Our focus right now is on supporting our staff and the family of our LPC team member at this tragic time."

Maritime New Zealand is investigating the incident.

Read the full story in the New Zealand Herald.

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