ECan worker 'crushed' by branch

CATE BROUGHTON AND NICOLE MATHEWSON
Last updated 14:41 30/01/2014

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A 34-year-old man has a broken arm and head injuries after a large tree branch fell on him in Kaiapoi.

Emergency services were called to Trousselot Park, just north of the Kaiapoi river, about 12.15pm today after the branch broke and hit the Environment Canterbury (ECan) worker. 

Sergeant Rob Irvine, of Kaiapoi police, said ECan was carrying out earthquake repair work around the river.

It appeared a digger shifting mud knocked a branch on a nearby willow tree. The branch snapped off and fell on the worker. 

WorkSafe New Zealand were making initial inquiries into the accident, Irvine said. 

The injured man was taken to Christchurch Hospital for further treatment.  

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