The man who shot himself with a nail gun in Hawke's Bay today
is in serious condition in Hawke's Bay Regional Hospital.
A hospital spokeswoman said the 31-year-old man, who
sustained a wound to the upper chest resulting in a punctured
lung, was being transferred to the Intensive Care Unit.
The incident occurred about 3pm today while the man was
building on a rural property at Hatuma, near Waipukurau.
He was airlifted by the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter to
Meanwhile, a 55-year-old man who injured himself with a
chainsaw in Onga Onga this morning has undergone surgery and
is now in recovery.
The man suffered from a serious laceration to the face after
his chainsaw kicked back.
The man was driven to Waipukurau Medical Centre by a friend,
and then flown by rescue helicopter to Hawke's Bay Regional