Man injured by falling tree

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The new look TrustPower Rescue Helicopter following rebranding by the company WLM 19Dec13 - wl121213sp02 The new-look Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter.
The new look TrustPower Rescue Helicopter following rebranding by the company WLM 19Dec13 - wl121213sp02 The new-look Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter.

A tree-feller has been airlifted to Tauranga Hospital after receiving back, shoulder and leg injuries while working in Ruatoki.

Pilot of the Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter Todd Dunham said the 39-year-old man was hit by a punga tree that was dislodged by another tree he was felling about 10.30am yesterday.

The man was treated at the scene before being flown to hospital.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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