CareFlight’s specialist doctor and critical care paramedic on the scene of a serious industrial accident in Auburn which left a man trapped by a steel beam weighing several tonnes.
A 36-YEAR-OLD worker was rushed to hospital in a serious but stable condition after being trapped by a steel beam at an Auburn factory this afternoon (March 20).
CareFlight's rapid response helicopter landed at an industrial site next to the M4 and about 50 metres from the factory after responding to a call for assistance shortly after 2.40pm.
The man was pinned by the legs under the beam weighing several tonnes for about 15 minutes before being freed by fellow workers and crews from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) also attended and provided further assistance.
After a three-minute flight CareFlight's specialist doctor and critical care paramedic arrived on the scene and treated the man for serious injuries to his lower limbs before he was taken to Westmead Hospital by road ambulance.