Man Loses Both Hands In Industrial Accident In Queensland

Significant injuries and burns


17 June 2019

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A man whose hands were severed in an industrial accident in southern Queensland has been flown to a Brisbane hospital in a serious condition.

Paramedics were called just before 8am on Monday with reports the 40-year-old's hands and arms had been dragged into an industrial machine at Ballandean, near the Queensland-NSW border.

The man suffered extensive blood loss, with an anaesthetist and two nurses sent from Stanthorpe Hospital to help him and treat bystanders for shock.

He was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital with significant injuries and burns.

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