Man Killed At Quarry Near Thames Named

Posted by on 04/02/2014

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The name of a man killed in a workplace accident near Thames yesterday has been released.

The 47 year old was working at Matatoki Quarry and is believed to have been hit by a truck.

Emergency services were called to Matatoki Quarry Rd, near Kopu, just after 1pm.

Thames Area Response Manager, Senior Sergeant Graham Shields, said the deceased was Morrinsville man, Gavin Wayne STEWART.

"Police attendance was in support of Worksafe New Zealand who are investigating the matter. The incident has also been reported to the Coroner.

"At this point in time Police would like to extend their sympathies to Mr STEWART'S family, friends and work colleagues."