Tongan man dies after industrial accident in Penrose involving forklift

(Auckland, NZ) A Tongan man has died after a workplace accident involving a forklift in the central Auckland suburb of Penrose.

People who were very close to the family said the deceased is Hamani Topui.

Family, kāinga and friends took to Facebook to mourn the death of their loved one.

Many paid tributes to his wife Tupou Loata Meilini Topui and their children.

Police were notified shortly before 12.30pm to the incident.

Police are working to identify next of kin, a statement said.

WorkSafe has been notified of the incident.

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