NSW man dies after “traumatic and chaotic scene” involving a hedge trimmer

A man has tragically died after a horrific accident involving a hedge trimmer in Sydney.

Emergency services were called to a home on Smith Road in Artarmon just after 5.00 pm on Tuesday following reports of the gardening accident.

It’s understood the man in his 50s may have fallen onto a hedge trimmer, sustaining a critical injury to his arm.


Four paramedic crews and a rescue helicopter responded, and rushed the man to the Royal North Shore Hospital.

Despite desperate attempts, he couldn’t be saved.

NSW Ambulance Inspector Carolyn Parish says the man had lost a lot of blood.

“The patient had been using a power tool whilst hedging prior to the medical emergency.

“The patient had lost a large amount of blood. Paramedics worked to stabilise him before getting him to hospital.”

“Paramedic crews did an amazing job in an understandably traumatic and chaotic scene.”