Training accident at Waiouru

11 May 2010

The New Zealand Defence Force can confirm a soldier was involved in a training incident in Waiouru today.

During a live firing field exercise the soldier received a shoulder injury when he was struck by a bullet casing while operating his weapon.

The soldier is in a stable condition and has been transferred to hospital for further treatment.

The soldier’s family has been informed.

An inquiry will establish how this happened.


Media Contact: Major Kristian Dunne, 021 478 574

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