Man dies after hedge trimmer accident
A man has died after a shocking accident while trimming hedges on Sydney's lower north shore, in what paramedics described as a "traumatic and chaotic" scene.
Four crews and a rescue helicopter were sent to Smith Road in Artarmon just after 5pm Tuesday.
Paramedics treated a man in his 50s for a severe laceration to his right arm.
NSW Ambulance said the man had been using a power tool to trim the hedge.
He was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition but could not be saved.
NSW Ambulance Inspector Carolyn Parish praised paramedics who worked hard to save the man, who had lost a lot of blood.
"Paramedic crews did an amazing job in an understandably traumatic and chaotic scene," she said.
"The patient had been using a power tool while hedging prior to the medical emergency.
"(He) had lost a large amount of blood. Paramedics worked to stabilise him before getting him to hospital."
Originally published as Man dies after hedge trimmer accident