A man has been flown to Wellington Hospital after he walked
into a Dannevirke medical centre with an angle grinder
embedded in his chest.
The 47-year-old man was using the angle grinder about midday
when it kicked back and became embedded in his chest,
according to Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter staff.
He was driven to the Dannevirke Medical Centre and he walked
Local police and Fire Service staff prepared a street landing
site directly in front of the medical centre and the man was
flown by the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter to Wellington
Hospital where he was to have surgery.
Meanwhile, the rescue helicopter was called to a rural
property near Eketahuna about 3.30pm after a 34-year-old man
suffered chain-saw injuries to his arm while pruning trees.
First aid was applied by family members and friends and
neighbours then helped rescue helicopter staff when they
The man was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital in a