Man in serious condition after being burnt

A man who suffered major burns to his arms and torso in a workplace accident in Sydney this morning is in a serious but stable condition.

A spokeswoman for NSW Ambulance told 9News the man, believed to be aged in his 60s, is being treated at hospital for burns to his chest, back, torso, neck and arms.

Four paramedic crews and the Toll rescue helicopter were sent to a workplace at Stanley Avenue, Ingleburn, in Sydney’s south west, just before 8am today after reports of an accident.

He was flown to Royal North Shore Hospital where he is currently in a serious but stable condition.

The spokeswoman said paramedics encountered an “intense situation” at the workplace.
“We arrived at quite an intense situation with people not only providing first aid to the man, but others who were running around trying to put the fire out,” the spokeswoman said.

“He suffered significant burns to his body, but thankfully when we arrived, he had been placed under cool running water.”

Paramedics and a specialist medical team were able to stabilise the man and applied burns dressings before flying him to hospital.

Source: 9News

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