Arborist injured in Taharua | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Arborist injured in Taharua

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was called on the 10 of October at 11am to Taharua where arborists were trimming a trees.

A worker was injured when one of the branches came down and hit them on the head.

The worker was wearing a hard hat but he suffered head and neck injuries that required immediate hospital care.
He was stabilised at the scene by paramedics before being flown to Waikato Hospital
Later that evening, around 9pm, the helicopter was once again dispatched to transfer a 42 year old female with pregnancy difficulties from Tauranga Hospital to Waikato hospital. The flight was conducted using night vision goggles.

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