HORRIFIC: A staff member from Schulte's Meat Tavern has been taken to hospital after paramedics worked to free him from a meat slicer.
HORRIFIC: A staff member from Schulte's Meat Tavern has been taken to hospital after paramedics worked to free him from a meat slicer. Ebony Graveur

UPDATE: Firefighters praise quick action after work horror

UPDATE 2PM: FIREFIGHTERS have commended the quick actions of fellow workers who helped free a man's arm from a meat slicer at a popular Plainland butchery this morning.

Emergency Services were called to Schulte's Meat Tavern about 8.30am after a man in his 60s got his arm caught in the machine while working.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Gatton commander Ross Mutzelburg said multiple fire crews were called to help free the man from the machine, however, before they arrived, fellow staff members jumped into action.

"Staff had already started dismantling the machine," Mr Mutzelburg said.

"They took charge of the situation so that when our guys arrived, they just continued on and managed to lift his arm out.

"It was lucky the staff knew the machine and how to pull it apart. It would have been very confronting for those people there but they have done an excellent job in the circumstances."

Emergency services reported the process of freeing the man took about 30 minutes.

The man sustained serious injuries to his arm and was airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition.

A hospital spokesperson said the man would undergo surgery.


EARLIER: A patient has been airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition. 

Paramedics assessed a male patient at Schultes Meat Tavern following an incident earlier this morning. 

It is understood the man was caught inside industrial machinery while emergency services attempted to free him for some time. 

EARLIER: A MAN in his 60s is in a serious condition after suffering significant injuries to his hands and arms in a workplace incident.

Ambulances were called to a business on the Warrego Highway at 8.28am and a rescue helicopter and high acuity response unit have been deployed to the scene.

A Queensland Ambulance Media spokeswoman said the need for the high acuity response unit meant the situation could be serious.

"(It's) usually a fair indication it's quite a serious incident they're responding to," the spokeswoman said.



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