A man has a serious leg injury after falling about 30 metres
off a tower and onto a roof in an industrial area in Hastings
Emergency services were called to a grain store about 1.45pm
after workers found the man on the roof, itself about 8
metres off the ground, St John district operations manager
Stephen Smith told APNZ.
It was believed he had been on the roof for about an hour
before he was found.
"He's climbed a tower and he's fallen approximately 30 metres
onto the roof of another building, he's struck a guide wire
on the way down, and hit the apex of the roof," Mr Smith
The man, believed to be in his late 40s to early 50s, did not
work at the grain store.
It was not known why he was climbing the tower, but police
were investigating, he said.
It took about an hour to get the man off the roof after which
he was treated further and taken to Hawkes Bay Regional
Hospital in a serious condition with a serious leg injury.