A LifeFlight rescue chopper is en route to help a trapped man
A LifeFlight rescue chopper is en route to help a trapped man LifefFlight

Farmer buried up to his neck by a fallen grain silo

UPDATE: A TOOBEAH farmer was trapped under a pile of grain and rubble after a silo collapsed on him yesterday.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Goondiwindi Inspector Chris Martial said the man was buried to his neck.

"We got the call about 8.20am," he said.

"The man's head was out so he was able to breath, but he was covered by the grain and a couple of legs of the silo.

"We had two crews attend and they assisted Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics to stabilise the gentleman while we waited for a LifeFlight crew to turn up.

"When it arrived, we manoeuvred the man to a flat area so he could be extricated."

The LifeFlight aeromedical crew transported the farmer, aged in his 50s, to the Princess Alexandra Hospital where he was treated for serious leg, arm, pelvis and abdominal injuries.

The incident occurred on the farmer's property and will be investigated by WorkSafe Queensland.

9.30AM: A LIFEFLIGHT rescue chopper is en route to help a man trapped after a silo collapsed on a property at Toobeah, near Goondiwindi. 

A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said the silo collapsed shortly after 8am, trapping the man at a Donavans Rd property. 

Initial reports suggest co-workers had to uncover the man who was partially buried under rubble and the contents of the silo. 

However, the man remained trapped until emegency services arrived. 

More to come.


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