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Man's arm crushed after caravan rolls onto him

An Emerald man gets medical treatment after having his left arm crushed while working underneath a caravan earlier this week.
An Emerald man gets medical treatment after having his left arm crushed while working underneath a caravan earlier this week. Contributed

IT TAKES a lot to keep a Central Queenslander down - and for one man, being crushed by a caravan was no exception.

The Emerald man had his left arm crushed while he was working underneath a caravan on Tuesday afternoon.

The 21-year-old said he didn't know what all the fuss was about when an ambulance was called.

"I could have just driven myself back (to the hospital)," he said.

The man had been welding the undercarriage of the caravan while it was on jacks, when it rolled back on to him.

"It just rolled and my arm got stuck underneath," he said.

"It was lucky the other guy lying underneath wasn't injured, he was small enough to avoid being squashed by the caravan."

The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service airlifted the man from Emerald to Rockhampton Hospital.

The Morning Bulletin's attempts to contact the man failed.

 

Central Queenslanders show courage

CENTRAL Queenslanders have proven time and time again they are a tough bunch.   Here are some of the tough characters who have made the news pages in recent years.   Beef baron Graham McCamley survived a helicopter crash in 2007.  The then 75-year-old was pulled from the wreckage just moments before it burst into flames.   Meanwhile, Clermont women Gayle Shann won't let anything stand in her way, after losing her right arm and the use of her left arm in a farming accident.    Gayle's ordeal happened in 2002 while she was using a mechanical post hole digger.  

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