A 44-year-old forestry worker from Gisborne has died following an accident in the Wharerata ranges, just south of Gisborne this morning.
Police have not released his name or any further details.
The death is the third forestry-related fatality in the Wharerata ranges in the past two years.
Cable logging apprentice James Te Roha Goodfellow, 19, from Gisborne was killed in December 2010, after a ridge he was standing on gave way, throwing him into a hole where he was crushed by a tree stump.
Kenny Aaron Callow, 31, was crushed when a tree fell on him during a harvesting accident in the Tarewa Road area in October, 2011.