Worker pinned by forklift in industrial incident - CareFlight

Worker pinned by forklift in industrial incident

Thursday 8 October 2020

A 61-year-old man working in a St Marys industrial site has been pinned against a pallet by a forklift and has sustained suspected spinal injuries.

CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance shortly after 1:00pm and landed 15 minutes later by the scene of the incident where NSW Ambulance paramedics were providing initial treatment.

CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic performed a clinical assessment on the man, including an ultrasound at the scene while also taking spinal precautions.

The clinical team continued providing care as the man was taken by road with NSW Ambulance to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.