Man dies af­ter wire rope fails

The Timaru Herald - - NATIONAL NEWS -

WorkSafe is urg­ing work­places to check handrail sys­tems fol­low­ing a death in Welling­ton last week. A male worker died on Wed­nes­day af­ter fall­ing from a ve­hi­cle trans­porter truck af­ter a wire rope be­ing used as a handrail ‘‘parted as he leaned against it’’. An ini­tial ex­am­i­na­tion found the wire rope was cor­roded at the point where it broke but it was un­clear whether it had been dam­aged pre­vi­ously.

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