Man rescued after a 7 tonne air compressor accident

Man rescued after being crushed by a 7 tonne air compressor

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a 33-year-old man after he was pushed by a 7 tonne air compressor onto a structure of reinforcement steel. The structure then rolled over him causing lower limb injuries.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew was tasked at 7:18 am this morning to Boondooma Dam (West of Murgon and Proston). The Elliot heads man was working at the site when the air compressor rolled. 

Upon arrival the LifeFlight critical care doctor treated the patient for lower limb injuries until the paramedics from the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) arrived. 

The 33 year old man was then flown to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition for further assessment. 

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"Last Christmas my twins were on the brink of death. I had to fight to save my life and the lives of my unborn twins. Without RACQ LifeFlight Rescue, I wouldn’t be here today to hold my beautiful baby girls” Sam, mother of twins Kendall and Chelsea." 

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2016-17 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,342 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

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