This morning the TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched out to Whakamarama, in a rural area in the Western Bay of Plenty District.
A 65-year-old Tauranga man had 1.5 tonnes of steel pipes fall on him resulting in serious injuries to his lower leg.
He was flown to Waikato hospital for specialist treatment due to the nature of his injuries.
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