Maritime Union statement on Port Otago straddle accident


The Maritime Union says a straddle accident at Port Chalmers on Wednesday 1 July involved one of its members.
The man was taken to Dunedin Hospital following the crash that occurred around 1.15pm at Port Otago.
Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Joe Fleetwood says the union will be following the investigation closely and supporting the member and his family.
He says ongoing accidents in ports throughout New Zealand were a concern.
Mr Fleetwood says this reinforces the Maritime Union’s call for an industry wide health and safety inquiry looking at all stevedoring operations in New Zealand, including both current operators and new operators.
No further comment will be made by the Union at the present time.

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