NZ port death inquiry urges greater use of communication technology

NZ port death inquiry urges greater use of communication technology

A Tauranga Port worker who was fatally crushed beneath an industrial vehicle was in the wrong place at the wrong time, an inquiry has found.

Walter Daniel Crosa, 49, was run over after he fell behind a grader as it was reversing at the New Zealand port in August 2011.

The inquiry gave no specific recommendations but said the adoption of more modern communication technology should be adopted.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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