Forestry man out of hospital

ANNA WILLIAMS
Last updated 15:33 15/11/2012

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A Marlborough man injured in a logging accident on Tuesday has been discharged from hospital.

The man, a 37-year-old forestry worker from Rai Valley, was winched out of the Top Valley Stream area on the north bank in Marlborough on Tuesday after being hit by a log. He was flown to Wairau Hospital, in Blenheim, about 2.30pm.

Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter crewman Hamish Pirie said the man was part of a forestry crew felling bluegums when a log about 25 centimetres in diameter hit him in the upper body.

The man was treated by a St John intensive care paramedic on board the helicopter. A St John spokesman said the man's injuries included a fractured wrist.

A hospital spokeswoman said yesterday the man had been treated and discharged.

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- The Marlborough Express

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