One person has died following a workplace incident on Abbey Caves Road, Whangārei, this afternoon.

The incident was reported to police at about 12.50pm.

WorkSafe and the Serious Crash Unit were advised.

A WorkSafe New Zealand spokesperson an investigation has been opened into the fatality and no further commentwould be provided while the investigation was ongoing. WorkSafe has up to 12 months to complete an investigation.

“The death will be referred to the Coroner,” police saide.