Hamilton man critical in V8 grandstand fall

Last updated 16:51 08/05/2012
V8 grandstand collapse

Medics treat a man injured during the collapse of a temporary V8 grandstand in Hamilton.

Relevant offers

National News

Police chief defends Heather du Plessis-Allan home search Solar panels are being considered as a new power source for Parliament $3000 Work and Income relocation payment scheme expanded Train hits pedestrian; body on tracks Missing crab fisher's body washed ashore at Northland Beach Taxi driver complaints include sexual misconduct, drugs, assault on special needs passenger Cycleway man: Plotting Auckland's Nelson St cycleway Shopper frees infants left alone in car at Auckland shopping mall Council seizes third dog after 'gentle' Irish wolfhounds attack Dunedin woman Southland savoury yoghurt a NZ first

A man has been critically injured after falling 20 metres while working on a temporary grandstand near Waikato Stadium in Hamilton.

The accident happened at 4:05pm. 

A small section of the 20m tall stand, on a grass verge near Waikato Stadium, appeared to have collapsed.

Crews have been dismantling the grandstands from around the ITM 400 race track following the event late last month.

A witness, who lived nearby, heard a large crash and went to investigate.

"There was a sound of a lot of metal falling.

"I just heard it and thought, woohah, what's that?

"There was a man on the ground.''

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said a group of cable layers who had been working on her street jumped from their machinery and rushed to help the man.

"Then the first response vehicle showed up and now the ambulance is there.''

Ad Feedback

- Waikato Times

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content