A man has been airlifted to hospital today with possible spinal injuries after he was crushed by a steel frame on a remote cattle property.
The 27-year-old man, believed to be a station worker on the property at Pasha, about 280km west of Mackay, was crushed when the frame he was building for solar panels fell on him just after midday.
RACQ CQ Rescue was diverted to Moranbah about 1pm whilst returning from Dysart and headed to Mackay with a hospital patient. After unloading the patient at Moranbah, the Mackay-based chopper, with a doctor and Critical Care Paramedic on board, then flew about 80km north-west to the property and scene of the accident.
The helicopter landed in a grassy clearing on the property adjacent to the shed where the man had been working.
It is believed the man had been helping to build a steel frame for solar panels when the lifting sling failed and the frame fell and crushed him. He suffered possible cervical spine injuries as well as pelvic injuries.
He was transported to Mackay Base Hospital by RACQ CQ Rescue, arriving in a stable condition about 4.20pm.