This afternoon the TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched Matakana Island, located in the western Bay of Plenty.
A 400kg beam fell on a 63-year-old woman who was helping build a shed with her husband. The woman received serious head and chest injuries and was flown to Tauranga Hospital in a serious condition.
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