Man Injures Self by Jumping Off Cherry Picker

Tuesday 14 July 2015, 1:50PM
By Tauranga Hire


A thirty-year-old orchard worker injured his ankle and back when he leaped from the top of a cherry picker. The man was rushed to the Tauranga St. John Hospital by paramedics that were called to the scene of the accident.

The trouble began at Whakamarama avocado orchard when the worker felt that the hired specialised cherry picker that he was standing on began to wobble and wave about. According to a spokesperson at St. John's Hospital that was when the man decided that he needed to do something quickly.

The action the man chose was to jump from the cherry picker so he ended up injuring his back and ankle upon landing. Fortunately, paramedics were able to respond and extract the man when they did;he is now recuperating at the Tauranga Hospital.

There is no word yet regarding why the cherry picker malfunctioned and began swaying on its own. It could be several individual parts or a combination of different factors. Tauranga Hire explains that this is one mechanical problem that they strive to prevent at all cost with their own hired specialised cherry picker.

The company collects teams of experts that are the best in the business when it comes to the proper use and maintenance of cherry pickers. Tauranga Hire offers their products and services to everyone in New Zealand. The machines they offer are of the highest quality and are suitable for all kinds of jobs. Their services don’t stop at renting machines either; they also provide safety equipment to ensure that every project proceeds smoothly.

The company has approximately 25 years of collective knowledge and experience to rely on whenever they give advice or make decisions on the best options fora specific job. This knowledge extends to access equipment such as forklifts and cherry pickers, to portable machines like vacuum cleaners and sanders.

There is very little chance of anything going wrong when people partner with Tauranga Hire for their machine and equipment needs. If you want to learn more about the various products and services that are on offer at Tauranga Hire, visit their website at