Man injured in tree felling accident
Man injured in tree felling accident near Seddon
A Life Flight team transported a man after a freak accident while cutting down a tree early this afternoon.
The team responded on the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, with a Wellington Free Ambulance paramedic, to a property east of Seddon just after midday.
On our arrival we found the Seddon Fire Brigade treating a man in his 70s who was injured when he was flung several metres into the air while cutting down a tree.
“Apparently the tree snapped and the trunk caught the man, flinging him about three metres into the air” says Dave Greenberg, Life Flight crewman. “He was quite lucky that he did not follow the tree which fell approximately 10 metres down a bank”.
The man sustained multiple injuries, none of which were life threatening.
The man, from the Nelson area, was flown to The Nelson Hospital Emergency Department in a stable condition.