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Worker loses leg in forestry accident

Published: Tue 13 Aug 2013 06:27 PM
Worker loses leg in forestry accident
At about 2:45pm this afternoon, emergency services responded to a serious
workplace injury, near Broadwood, Northland.
A male forestry worker has sustained a leg amputation, below the knee
and was in a serious condition, status 1.
After stablising the male, at the scene, his condition has improved to
status 2.
He has now been flown to Whangarei Base Hospital, by the Northland Emergency Services Trust helicopter.
The incident has been referred to the Ministry of Business Innovation &
Employment (formally OSH), for investigation.
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