Man airlifted in a critical condition after workplace incident

Roma’s LifeFlight Surat Gas Aeromedical Service (SGAS) helicopter crew has airlifted a man to hospital, after he was critically injured in a workplace incident in the Maranoa region.

It’s believed the man, who is aged in his 20s, had been working at a bore site, when he was reportedly knocked unconscious by a piece of equipment.

The rescue chopper was called to assist just before 3pm (Friday, 21st January).

The pilot landed the aircraft near the scene of the incident, allowing the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor and LifeFlight Paramedic to treat the man for severe head injuries, alongside local Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics.

The worker was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, in a critical condition.

The LifeFlight SGAS helicopter performed the mission, as part of the SGAS partners’ commitment to assisting in providing the south west region and beyond, with community aeromedical coverage, by donating 150 flying hours each year.