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A Nelson man was killed while working at a timber mill in Tahunanui today.
Police were called to the accident about 12.30pm.
The 42 year old man, who wan an employee of Waimea Sawmillers, had been working alone. He was crushed by falling timber and died at the scene. The cause of the accident is not yet known
The matter has now been handed to the Department of Labour who will investigate.
Details of the deceased will not be released until next of kin have been notified.