Helicopter deployed after worker injures finger
A WORKER is being flown to hospital after injuring their hand with a high pressure water hose at Mt Coolon.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said paramedics were called to the rural worksite just after noon with reports a worker injured their hand.
“It’s an injury to a finger,” she said.
“(But) given the location it must be for the patient’s health and safety and pain management that a helicopter is not unreasonable.
“It’s not out of the ordinary if the location is a bit more rural.”
An RACQ CQ Rescue service spokeswoman said the worker’s minor injuries were caused by a high pressure hose.
She said the age and gender of the worker was unknown.
They were taken to Mackay Base Hospital in a stable condition.