Westpac Rescue Helicopter airlifts 63-year-old man from Thunderbolts Way, Uralla, to Newcastle

Chopper lift: The Westpac Rescue Helicopter at the scene near Uralla.
Chopper lift: The Westpac Rescue Helicopter at the scene near Uralla.

A WORKER has been flown to hospital after seriously injuring his hand in machinery near Armidale.

The 63-year-old man’s hand was caught in the motor of the bulldozer working off the Thunderbolts Way, just out of Uralla, on Thursday afternoon.

The man suffered significant injuries.

A doctor and paramedic from the Westpac Rescue Helicopter stabilised the patient before he was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle.

He was listed in a stable condition.

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