Man in 70s airlifted with suspected spinal injuries following ladder fall - CareFlight

Man in 70s airlifted with suspected spinal injuries following ladder fall

25 October 2021

A man aged in his 70s has fallen approximately four metres from a ladder when conducting maintenance on his Katoomba home yesterday afternoon.

The man sustained injuries to his face and hand.

The Mounties Care CareFlight Helicopter was tasked shortly before 3:30pm and landed 20 minutes later in Melrose Park where NSW Ambulance paramedics transported the patient to meet CareFlight’s medical team.

CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic conducted a clinical assessment on the patient, carrying out an ultrasound as well as administering pain relief while taking spinal precautions.

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