Careflight responds to report of amputation from industrial lawn mower

The Careflight helicopter on scene at the incident. Picture: Careflight.
The Careflight helicopter on scene at the incident. Picture: Careflight.

A 56-year-old man operating an industrial lawn mower on a Wilberforce property suffered an amputation to the lower leg yesterday evening.

CareFlight's Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance at 4:25pm and landed 20 minutes by the scene of the incident, where NSW Ambulance paramedics were providing initial treatment for the patient.

CareFlight's specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic performed a clinical assessment on the patient, including an ultrasound, and provided treatment for the wound.

The clinical team intubated the patient and placed him in an induced coma to stabilise his condition.

The patient was airlifted to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition under ongoing treatment from CareFlight's clinical team.

CareFlight's specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic tend to the amputation. Picture: Careflight.

CareFlight's specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic tend to the amputation. Picture: Careflight.

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