Man stable after being crushed by 250kg lathe

A 23-YEAR-OLD Roadvale man escaped serious injury when a 250kg machinery lathe fell on top of him on Wednesday night.

Queensland Ambulance and Fire and Rescue Services were called to a property at Blantyre Rd, Roadvale, just after 8pm following reports the man was crushed by the machine, a QAS spokesman told The QT.

FIRIES worked to free the local man, Damian Dull, who was conscious and breathing as they stabilised the lathe using airbags and blocks to move it.

The man's father Wayne Dull said the accident occurred when his son tried to reposition the lathe by himself.

"It over balanced and pinned him to the floor," he said.

The QAS spokesman said Mr Dull was released by fire fighters shortly after 10pm. He sustained a flesh wound to his stomach.

CareFlight Helicopters attended the scene and airlifted the patient to the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Mr Dull said his son underwent an operation to remove metal filings from the wound yesterday and was in a stable condition.

"When he was trapped, he was still in high spirit... he's doing well," Mr Dull said.

The family thanked QAS, QFRS and CareFlight.



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