Emergency services raced to the scene of a workplace accident in southwest Sydney after one tonne of timber fell onto a worker, who suffered a partial amputation and degloving of two fingers and a thumb.
At about 10.45am on Tuesday, NSW Ambulance crews were called to the scene of a workplace incident at Hepher Rd Campbelltown after one tonne of timber fell on a worker.
Two crews and a critical care doctor and critical care paramedic were dispatched and on arrival paramedics treated a man in his 50s for injuries to his back, arms, hands and face.
Paramedics stabilised him and he was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition.
NSW Ambulance Inspector David Kynaston said crush injuries can be incredibly traumatic.
“In this situation the patient did suffer a partial amputation and de-gloving of two fingers and his thumb on his right hand,” he said.
“Paramedics stabilised him by administering pain relief and applying spinal precautions.
“This is a reminder of the danger that heavy machinery can pose.”
Source: Daily Telegraph