Man suffers spinal injuries in workplace accident at St Marys

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A man has suffered suspected spinal injuries in an industrial accident at St Marys.

The 61-year-old man working at an industrial site when he was pinned against a pallet by a forklift.

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,” a CareFlight spokesperson said.

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

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