Critically injured man airlifted after woodworking accident

The Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man to hospital, after he was critically injured in a woodworking incident, this morning.

The rescue chopper was called to the Noosa region, just after 10am.

It’s believed the patient, aged in his 70s, had been operating a piece of machinery at a recreational facility, when a piece of the wood he was working on came loose and hit him in the head.

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics initially treated the patient at the scene, before transporting him to a nearby sports oval, to rendezvous with the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew.

The aeromedical team worked alongside QAS, to treat the man for significant head injuries.

He was flown to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, in a critical condition, under the care of an RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor and QAS Flight Paramedic.