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Man airlifted to hospital after being struck by hammer

Man airlifted to hospital after being struck by hammer

The Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was dispatched to Waihi where a local man had become unwell after accidently being struck on the head by a hammer.

The man had been doing some home maintenance when he was struck on the head by a falling hammer. The hammer had been sitting on the top step of a ladder and while the man moved the ladder the hammer fell striking the man on the head.
He felt OK initially but about half an hour later he became unwell. The patient, a 51 year old, was flown to Waikato hospital in a serious condition.

Philips Search and Rescue Trust is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island. Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations. Special thanks to Tauranga’s principal sponsors, Trustpower and TECT. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopters can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient.

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