Man injured in logging accident
Worker hit in the leg by a logKIRSTY MCMURRAY
A man was pulled from the bottom of a ravine in eastern Taranaki after a logging accident this morning.
St John Ambulance district operations manager Ian May said the 47-year-old forestry worker had been hit in the leg by a log and thrown five metres while he was working on Douglas North Road in Huiroa, north east of Stratford about 10:45am.
The man was rescued by the Toko and Stratford fire brigades using a basket stretcher and was carried 100m through the steep forest to the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter.
He was taken to Taranaki Base Hospital with moderate leg injuries.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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