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Man suffers multiple injuries in hay bale accident

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man in his 40s who suffered multiple injuries when two hay bales fell on him while working on a property south of Toowoomba.

The hay bales - each sized 2 metres x 1 metre and weighing approximately 400kg - were being stacked six metres in height when two of them tumbled down and fell on top of the patient.

The men working alongside the patient contacted emergency services.

Toowoomba based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew was tasked to the scene at 3:10pm, where they were met by Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics.

The patient suffered suspected facial, head, neck and back injuries.

QAS paramedics assisted in stabilising the patient before he was airlifted in a stable condition to Toowoomba Hospital.