Man dies after being trapped under tree

The death of a man in Paengaroa has been referred to the coroner.

The death of a man who was killed after being hit by a falling tree in Paengaroa, has been referred to the coroner.

Emergency services were called to the workplace fatality on Tuesday, just after midday.

The accident happened on a property on Allport Road, near State Highway 33.

A WorkSafe spokeswoman says they had been made aware of the man’s death.

The spokesperson says a man had been fatally injured in a tree-felling incident.

The workplace accident happened around the same time as a two vehicle crash on State Highway 2, at Whakamarama.

A 75-year-old woman was seriously injured in a crash between a car and ute at the intersection of Plummers Point Road.

The crashed caused with highway to be closed, but it was reopened about an hour after the crash.

A Bay of Plenty District Health Board communications spokesperson says the woman is in a stable condition in Tauranga Hospital.

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.

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