A man was airlifted to hospital yesterday after receiving serious head injuries following a fall from a truck.

The Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to the incident in Wainui near Orewa, Auckland, just after 7.30am yesterday morning.

A spokesman said a male patient in his 40s had fallen approximately two metres off the back of a big truck and suffered a head injury.

Attending intensive care paramedic Russell Clarke said they were called to the incident after a man fell from a stationary truck.

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Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter attending intensive care paramedic Russell Clarke said the man was transported to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition.
Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter attending intensive care paramedic Russell Clarke said the man was transported to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition.

He said the incident happened at a workplace, which he described as a truck yard.

"He had fallen and landed on the back of his head," Clarke said.

"He suffered serious injuries and received some initial treatment on site before being transported to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition."

EGM Transport Services spokesman Derek Robertson confirmed an employee was injured at our Wainui depot yesterday.

"We can confirm the local team responded immediately with first aid to assist the employee until emergency services were able to arrive on site," he said.

"He is currently in ICU at Auckland Hospital and we are supporting his family and work colleagues through this difficult time.

"Downer takes safety very seriously and we are investigating the incident, so cannot provide comment at this point."

A WorkSafe spokesperson said they had been notified of the incident and are making initial inquiries.