Tree lopper suffers serious injuries after falling 12 metres

A tree lopper has been seriously injured after he fell 12 metres from a tree in central Queensland Wednesday morning.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was called to the Gladstone region just after 11am.

The contract worker was reportedly suspended in the air, using a chainsaw to trim tree branches around power lines, when his harness became damaged and broke.

The man in his 40s suffered serious back and legs injuries following the incident.

He was treated at the scene before being flown to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a serious condition.

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