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One dead after Paengaroa crash

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One person has died following a workplace incident in Paengaroa.

Police confirmed the person's death in a statement this afternoon, after a crash involving an ATV on Maungarangi Road this morning.

Enquiries are now underway into the incident and WorkSafe have also been notified, says a police spokesperson.

Emergency services were alerted to a crash involving an all-terrain vehicle and a tractor just before 8am.

“A person was transported to hospital with serious injuries and sadly passed away a short time later,” says a police spokesperson.

One ambulance, one First Response Unit, one helicopter from Tauranga, and one manager responded to the scene, says a St John spokesperson.

A WorkSafe spokesperson confirms they have been notified of an incident that occurred in Paengaroa this morning.

"We are making initial inquiries," says a WorkSafe spokesperson.

"This will determine our next steps."

SunLive will update this story as more information becomes available.

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