The Bundaberg RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter has flown to the scene of a serious accident involving a timber harvester north-west of Maryborough this morning. Photo Contributed
The Bundaberg RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter has flown to the scene of a serious accident involving a timber harvester north-west of Maryborough this morning. Photo Contributed Contributed

CareFlight airlifts man injured in timber harvester accident

THE Bundaberg RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter has flown to the scene of a serious accident involving a timber harvester north-west of Maryborough this morning.

A professional logging crew were working along a stretch of forest on Lake Lenthall Rd, near Duckinwilla, when the incident occurred.

It is believed that the man, a Gympie local in his late 40s, was standing on a deactivated harvester to make repairs, when he slipped and fell between the gears of the machine.

He suffered serious compression injuries to both his legs as a result.

Multiple Queensland Ambulance Service crews attended the scene, before the CareFlight helicopter was tasked just before 7.20am.

The patient was flown in a serious but stable condition to Bundaberg Hospital.