Posted by Gold FM on 09/01/2012
A man was injured when he fell at the Hauraki District Council Waihi Recycling Centre at 10 to 10.30 am last Wednesday. It's believed the man was unloading materials from his car into a newly installed skip when he over balanced and fell about 8 metres.
The man landed on his feet which jarred his hips and pelvis and he was unable to move, but remained standing.
The Waihi Volunteer Fire Service attended the incident and used a small ladder, a large ladder, a stokes basket and a split stretcher to remove the injured man from the skip.
He was quite sore and was taken to Thames Hospital.
Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens said the man was very lucky as it was quite a big fall.
The Fire Service also had an early morning wake up call at 5.30 this morning when they went to remove a tree which had fallen over the road by the Waikino Cafe.
Gold FM is no longer 'faceless'. Now we can socialise with you on our Gold FM facebook page.
All you've got to do is click the link on the left and you'll be welcomed to our facebook page. We'd love you to 'like' us so that we can keep you up to date.
Gold FM - Hear the difference!
Â© Gold FM 2011.Â Gold FM retains the copyright on all textual content produced by them on this website. Images may also be subject to copyright.
Users are forbidden to copy, republish or redistribute material produced by Gold FM in any other form without permission from Gold FM.
For permissions and other copyright-related questions, please email your question to: firstname.lastname@example.org