Builder flown to capital with crushed hand

A 22-year-old builder has crushed his hand on a building site in Golden Bay.

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter flew him to Hutt Hopital in Wellington for specialist care yesterday afternoon.

The injury happened at a house building site in Collingwood at 4pm.

The Takaka man was treated at the scene by the helicopter’s onboard intensive care paramedic, for serious crush injuries to his hand.

St John team manager Jon Leach said the man’s hand had been crushed in some ropes as some timber packing was being lifted.

Takaka St John Ambulance and Collingwood fire crew also helped.

Hutt Hospital confirmed on Thursday afternoon that the man was recovering from his injury and remains in a stable condition.