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Man airlifted after being crushed by tree

LifeFlight's Roma-based Surat Gas Aeromedical Service (SGAS) helicopter has airlifted a 20-year-old man after he was crushed by a tree, yesterday afternoon, at a property north of Roma.

It's believed the 20-year-old was carting trees when one become loose and pinned him to the ground. 

The man sustained abdominal injuries and a suspected broken leg. 

He was treated at the scene by paramedics from the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) before the aeromedical crew arrived to stabilise him for the flight. 

The 20-year-old was then flown to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition. 

The SGAS helicopters – based in Roma and Toowoomba - provide up to 150 funded hours for community retrievals each year.

Since 2011, Queensland gas companies Arrow Energy, Origin Energy, QGC and Santos have partnered with LifeFlight to provide the service for gas-industry workers and community members living in the state’s South-West.

In 2016-17, the SGAS choppers flew 101 missions, including community missions.