Worker seriously injured in grinder incident

Worker seriously injured in grinder incident

A young worker has been rushed to hospital following a workplace incident in Brisbane’s industrial suburb of Hemmant around 10am this morning.

Specialist paramedics including the critical care team attended the site after reports of an accident involving a grinder.

It is understood that the worker, in his late teens, suffered a serious chest wound after being cut by a grinder.

He is currently in Princess Alexandria Hospital in a serious condition.

Sandra Cowley,  the Queensland Ambulance Service Officer in Charge, explained that the young man was  “incredibly lucky” to have not been fatally injured.

“The location of the injury is quite significant, it could have caused quite a lot of damage and been quite life-threatening,” she said.

“This young man is incredibly lucky and sustained essentially soft tissue injury with no damage to the underlying structure”.

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