A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said a paramedic were called to the rural worksite just after midday, after a worker injured their hand.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said a paramedic were called to the rural worksite just after midday, after a worker injured their hand.

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.


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