Man released from hospital after angle grinder explosion
UPDATE: The Wandoan man whose neck was sliced when the disc of an angle grinder exploded has been released from Toowoomba Hospital.
A spokeswoman confirmed he had returned home earlier today.
EARLIER: A man is lucky to be alive after a power tool malfunctioned, shooting a blade into his neck.
The Wandoan man in his 30s was wounded after a disc from an angle grinder exploded, slicing his neck on Saturday afternoon.
The man was treated by paramedics and taken to Miles Hospital.
It was there that doctors identified the seriousness of his wounds and opted to call for the RACQ Careflight Rescue helicopter to take him to Toowoomba Hospital.
"He was using an angle grinder when the disk disintergrated, broke and sliced his neck," a spokesperson for Careflight said.
"Paramedics provided the initial medical treatment."
RACQ CareFlight Aircrewman Leigh Ainsley said the man travelled in a stable condition.
Earlier in the day, the crew also airlifted a young woman from Murgon to Toowoomba after she suffered an asthma attack.