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Another crate day, another nightmare for New Zealand’s emergency departments – Stuff.co.nz

Launched as a publicity stunt 11 years ago, crate day brings more alcohol-related injuries to struggling EDs around the country.

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Facial fractures, concussion, broken bones, lacerations, assault-related injuries, verbal abuse, and alcohol poisoning all are expected to skyrocket at emergency departments (ED) around the country as another crate day rolls around.
The event was launched by The Rock radio station in 2009 as a publicity stunt encouraging people to mark the first Saturday of summer by buying a crate of beer.
Christchurch Hospital ED doctor Scott Pearson said the number of alcohol-related injuries seen in ED doubled…

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