1492034982842 - Rory Hayward named as man killed by bach collapse on the West Coast

Rory Hayward named as man killed by bach collapse on the West Coast

An 18-year-old who died after being crushed by the bach he was working on near Harihari on the West Coast has been named.

Police confirmed he was Rory Hayward from Greymouth.

He was one of four workers repiling a house on Oneone Rd in Westland on Wednesday.

It is understood a bach was being moved when it collapsed onto the young man.

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Emergency services were called to the remote scene near the Poerua River at 2.36pm, police acting Senior Sergeant Andrew Lyes said.

Access was difficult and emergency services used jetboats to reach the scene.

Worksafe has been notified. The coroner would determine the cause of death, Lyes said.

“Police extend their sympathies to Mr Hayward’s family and friends at this difficult time,” he said. 

 

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