Man injures himself with chainsaw

Last updated 21:15 02/07/2014

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A Hawke's Bay man has serious facial injuries after a chainsaw kicked back into his face.

The 55-year-old from Ongaonga was driven by a friend to the Waipukurau Medical Centre after the accident and then flown by the Lowe Corporation rescue helicopter to Hawke's Bay Regional Hospital.

A hospital spokeswoman said the man was in serious condition.

The incident happened about 11am.

At about 3pm, the helicopter responded to another central Hawke's Bay incident after a man accidentally shot himself with a nail gun.

The 31-year-old man was also taken to hospital for further treatment for a punctured lung.

He was also in serious condition.

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