Man seriously injured in workplace accident on Gold Coast

A MAN has been rushed to hospital in a serious condition after a horror workplace accident at Helensvale this morning.

Emergency crews were called to a location on La Trobe Avenue at 11.10am, following reports heavy machinery had landed on a worker.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson confirmed to myGC that the incident involved an excavator.


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Three crews including the High Acuity Response Unit and Critical Care Paramedic responded to the accident and treated the man for a number of significant injuries to his chest.

He’s since been taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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