Man crushed between machinery airlifted by CareFlight - CareFlight

Man crushed between machinery airlifted by CareFlight

16 November 2021

A tradesperson has been trapped between an excavator and a crane while working on a Wamberal worksite earlier today.

The man, aged in his 30s, sustained chest and suspected spinal injuries.

The Mounties Care CareFlight Helicopter was tasked shortly after 11:15am and landed 20 minutes later at Terrigal Haven. NSW Ambulance paramedics provided initial treatment for the man at the scene of the incident and transported him to CareFlight’s medical team.

CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic conducted a clinical assessment on the worker, which included an ultrasound, while undertaking spinal precautions.

CareFlight’s medical team provided ongoing observation for the man as he was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition.