18 Oct 2011

Kopaki farmer dies in digger accident

6:06 pm on 18 October 2011

A 70-year-old farmer has died after the digger he was operating rolled on him in the King Country.

Police say the accident at Kopaki, south of Te Kuiti, on Tuesday happened near a rail line.

Locomotives are being slowed down as they pass the scene.

The Department of Labour is investigating.