A 51-year-old-man working at a worksite in Vineyard has sustained serious burns to his whole body when the machinery he was operating exploded.
The man's colleagues provided first aid and alerted emergency services.
CareFlight's Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance shortly before 12pm and landed 10 minutes later in an adjacent property.
The clinical team made their way to the scene of the incident where NSW Ambulance paramedics were treating the man for burns, while personnel from Fire and Rescue NSW and the Rural Fire Service worked to extinguish the flames.
CareFlight's specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic performed a clinical assessment on the patient and treated his burns. They administered pain relief and intubated the patient and placed him in an induced coma to stabilise his condition.
The man was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital under ongoing treatment from CareFlight's clinical team in a critical condition.