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Te Puna digger crash victim named

The park is closed following the fatal accident. Supplied photo.

Police have released the name of the man who died at Te Puna Quarry Park on Wednesday.

Sixty-nine-year-old Rex McIntyre was critically injured in a digger crash at the park on Te Puna Quarry Road on Wednesday afternoon.

A police spokesperson says he was taken to hospital, "but sadly died a short time later".

"Police's thoughts are with his family.

"Enquiries into what happened are ongoing, and WorkSafe has been notified."

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