Another forestry worker injured

By -
Add a comment
Another worker has been seriously injured in a forestry accident. Photo / Natalie Slade
Another worker has been seriously injured in a forestry accident. Photo / Natalie Slade

A young forestry worker is in intensive care at Gisborne Hospital after he was hit by a log in a forestry block today.

The ECT rescue helicopter flew a St John paramedic to the scene about 9.30am this morning. The accident happened on a property at Waerenga-o-Kuri, 30km inland from the city.

"His workmates had taken him up to the hauler at the logging site, where they looked after him until we got there," said chopper pilot Neil Dodds.

"The 22-year-old man sustained injuries to his chest and abdomen," the paramedic said.

Mr Dodds said it was a fairly straightforward recovery operation.

"There were a few hauler cables around the place so we had to be fairly mindful of them as we flew in and out."

A hospital spokesman said the man was in a serious condition.

An WorkSafe inquiry is under way into the accident.

- Gisborne Herald

Have your say

We aim to have healthy debate. But we won't publish comments that abuse others. View commenting guidelines.

1200 characters left

© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on red akl_n1 at 30 Jul 2014 15:29:33 Processing Time: 488ms