Man trapped after tractor rollover
The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a male in his mid-fifties after a tractor rolled on top of him near Rosewood, just outside of Ipswich this afternoon.
The rescue helicopter was returning to base from a Brisbane hospital transfer when they received the call at 12:50 pm and were on the scene within three minutes.
The aeromedical crew assisted both the Queensland Rescue Fire Service (QRFS) personnel and Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics to treat the patient who had been pinned under the tractor.
The LifeFlight Critical Doctor administered pain relief to the patient while he was trapped under the tractor for two and half hours.
It is believed the tractor driver had been attempting to pull a vehicle out of some mud, close to a fence line when the tractor flipped over on top of him.
After being released he was treated for a suspected broken arm and was airlifted to the PA Hospital in a stable condition.
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