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UPDATE: Gracemere man suffers serious head injury after CQ roof fall

A 53-year-old Gracemere man was airlifted from a Rolleston farm with a significant cut to his head and suspected further cranial and spinal issues after a fall on Monday, September 18.
A 53-year-old Gracemere man was airlifted from a Rolleston farm with a significant cut to his head and suspected further cranial and spinal issues after a fall on Monday, September 18. RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue

UPDATE 11AM: A GRACEMERE man remains in hospital with serious injuries after he fell from a roof on a Rolleston farm.

The 53-year-old man was airlifted by the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service about 11.45am yesterday.

He was treated for a significant laceration to his head, and suspected of having further cranial and spinal issues.

A Rockhampton Hospital spokeswoman this morning confirmed the man remained in a stable condition.

The man had been working on a roof on a property near Rolleston when he fell.
The man had been working on a roof on a property near Rolleston when he fell. RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue

INITIAL REPORT: A GRACEMERE man suffered significant head injuries after falling from a roof on a Central Queensland farm yesterday.

The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service rushed to the property about 30km south east of Rolleston at 11.45am to help the man.

Upon arrival, the 53 year old was assessed and treated by the helicopter's on-board doctor and critical care paramedic.

They report he had suffered a significant laceration to his head, and was suspected of having further cranial and spinal issues relating to the fall.

The patient was transported Rockhampton Hospital in a stable condition throughout.

The Rockhampton Hospital have been contacted for an update on the man's condition.



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