Busy weekend for the LifeFlight crew
Several injuries in the Burnett prompt quick response
THE Bundaberg RACQ Lifeflight crews were kept busy at the weekend with several incidences across the North Burnett.
A man was transported after he fell from a truck while loading cattle on Sunday afternoon.
The man, in his 60s, suffered a suspected compound fracture in his left ankle as a result of the fall, and the helicopter was called to airlift the man from Mundubbera Hospital just after 5pm.
The man was taken to Bundaberg Base Hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.
This came after another incident where a 17-year-old boy was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital with his hand partially amputated while working in a North Burnett abattoir.
The teenager was transported by road to Bundaberg Airport by the Queensland Ambulance Service where the Brisbane-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was waiting, with a Critical Care Doctor on board.
He was flown to Brisbane in a stable condition.
In a third incident a man in his 30s was airlifted after a motorcycle accident 150km south west of Gayndah.
The man suffered a suspected broken leg and was airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.
LifeFlight is a community based charity that relies on donations to continue.