Farm accidents injure two

Last updated 15:21 05/07/2013

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A 62-year-old farm worker has been seriously injured on a Marlborough farm.

A St John spokesman said the man had been run over by a tractor and had suffered serious abdominal and pelvic injuries.

The accident happened about 10.30am today.

It is believed the man was a contractor working on the property.

Two paramedics treated the man and took him to Wairau Hospital in Blenheim.

Meanwhile, a 45-year-old Pleasant Point man was flown to Timaru Hospital by Westpac rescue helicopter after rolling his quad bike.

The man suffered a leg fracture when he rolled the bike today while negotiating a hill, according to Westpac paramedics. His condition in hospital was stable.

The incident occurred in the Kakahu area shortly after 10am, at a property located along Winchester Hanging Rock Rd, between Meredith and Rapuwai roads.

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