Man air­lifted to hos­pi­tal af­ter fall from lad­der

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

A MAN has been air­lifted from Biggen­den Hos­pi­tal af­ter fall­ing off a lad­der while hold­ing a chainsaw, avoid­ing ma­jor in­juries.

RACQ LifeF­light Res­cue air­lifted a man in his 60s who fell from a lad­der Tues­day morn­ing at his prop­erty west of Mary­bor­ough.

The man had climbed up the lad­der with a chainsaw in his hand while work­ing in his gar­den.

He then lost his foot­ing and fell to the ground, break­ing his hip.

For­tu­nately, the chainsaw fell away from him and caused him no fur­ther in­juries.

The man then crawled about 10 me­tres to reach his phone and con­tacted emer­gency ser­vices.

Queens­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice paramedics were first on the scene to treat the pa­tient and took him via road to Biggen­den Hos­pi­tal.

The Bund­aberg based RACQ LifeF­light Res­cue he­li­copter crew was called to the ac­ci­dent at 11.21am, and met QAS paramedics at the hos­pi­tal to air­lift the pa­tient.

He was taken to Bund­aberg Hos­pi­tal in a sta­ble con­di­tion.

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