UPDATE: Man’s hand ‘degloved’ in meatworks accident
UPDATE, 1.20pm: A 19-year-old man has been taken to hospital following a workplace accident at JBS Australia.
It is believed the young man’s hand became trapped inside a roller machine.
He sustained serious injuries, though was able to free his hand.
The hand has reportedly been partially degloved and tendons visible.
Paramedics transported the young man to Rockhampton hospital in a stable condition.
INITIAL, 11.30am: A young man has suffered significant injuries following a workplace accident at a Rockhampton meatworks.
The incident occurred around 11.10am at JBS Australia’s Nerimbera site.
It is understood the 19-year-old’s hand was caught in a roller machine for sometime.
He has since reportedly been able to free his hand from the machine.
However, early reports suggest he sustained some major trauma.
It is believed skin is now missing and tendons in his hand are visible.
It is unclear at this time how the incident occurred.
Paramedics are currently en route.
More to come.