Baby hit by flying plywood at city site

20:08, Dec 01 2013

A 2-month-old boy has been discharged from hospital after being struck by a piece of plywood that blew off a Christchurch building.

High winds on Saturday afternoon blew the plywood off a building on the corner of Dundas and Colombo streets, striking the boy, his mother and a man in his 50s.

The mother and the man were discharged, but the boy was still in a stable condition in Christchurch Hospital last night.

Firefighters and police helped secure loose material at the DMC House site, owned by DMC Property Investments LTD.

A Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation spokeswoman yesterday said it had sent an inspector to the scene. She said it was not yet known if there would be a full investigation.

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