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Critically injured man airlifted after workplace incident

The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man to hospital, after he was critically injured in a workplace incident.

The rescue chopper was called to the scene, in the Southern Downs region, just after 8 o'clock this morning.

It's believed the man had been operating a piece of farming machinery, when one of his arms became caught.

Witnesses told rescuers his second arm also became caught, as he attempted to free himself.

He suffered significant upper-limb and other injuries.

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS), Queensland Police Service (QPS), Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) crews and medical staff from a nearby hospital were on the scene, when the aeromedical team arrived.

The patient was flown to Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition, under the care of LifeFlight's Critical Care Doctor and QAS Flight Paramedic.