16 Apr 2015

Man killed in Bay of Plenty quarry incident

4:46 pm on 16 April 2015

The Fire Service has recovered the body of a man who became trapped when his 45 tonne rock cutter tipped earlier today.

The 25-year-old driver was killed in the accident at Oropi Quarry in the Western Bay of Plenty at about midday.

The Fire Service had to bring in additional heavy rescue equipment from Tauranga to right the vehicle and recover the man's body.

The Police Serious Crash unit will be investigating, and Occupational Safety and Health was notified.