Two remain in critical condition

MARYANNE TWENTYMAN
Last updated 11:04 13/09/2012

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Two men remain in critical condition in Waikato Hospital’s intensive care unit today following separate farm accidents on Wednesday afternoon.

A 73- year-old Te Awamutu man suffered a ‘‘traumatic’’ facial injury on a Maihihi dairy farm, east of Otorohanga, when he fell and punctured his cheek on a tractor fork.

And in a separate incident a 63-year-old farmer suffered serious head injuries after he was struck on the head with a fence post rammer near Whakatane.

The man was flown by Westpac Waikato Air Ambulance and a specialist ICU retrieval team to Waikato Hospital.

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