WorkSafe opens investigation into Fiordland fatality

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WorkSafe has opened an investigation into a workplace fatality yesterday after a man died following a rockfall incident in the Fiordland National Park, near Lake Manapouri.

A police spokesperson named the dead man as 40-year-old Thomas Edward Arnold.

WorkSafe says a Mr Arnold was undertaking geotechnical work when the death occurred.

“As an investigation has now been opened we can’t provide any further comment,” says WorkSafe.

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