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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