Tag Archives: arm injury

New South Wales | Police officer injured during protest at Sydney University

City Road, near Sydney University | 7 May 2012

A female police officer has suffered a fractured arm during a violent confrontation with protestors near Sydney University this afternoon.

The officer was part of police contingent monitoring a peaceful protest march along City Road. About 2.15pm, part of the group attempted to force their way inside the Darlington Centre on City Road at Darlington.

Police arrested three protestors, during which the female police officer was injured.

The officer has been taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where scans have confirmed she has sustained a fractured arm.

The three protestors have been released without charge at this stage and police remain in the area.

New South Wales | Man’s arm partially severed in chainsaw attack in Minto

Fenton Crescent, Minto | 2 May 2012

A man is expected to undergoing emergency surgery tonight after being attacked with a chainsaw in Sydney’s south-west.

Police from Macquarie Fields Local Area Command responded to report of a neighbourhood dispute in Fenton Crescent, Minto, about 9.20pm (Tuesday 1 May 2012).  Upon arrival at the scene, they located a 30-year-old man with his right arm partially severed.

It’s believed he had been attacked with a chainsaw during a violent altercation with a neighbour.  The alleged offender, a 26-year-old man, lost a finger in the incident.

Both men have been taken by NSW Ambulance Paramedics to Liverpool Hospital for treatment.  It’s expected the alleged victim will undergo emergency surgery tonight.

A crime scene has been secured and will be examined by forensics officers, while local detectives continue to speak with witnesses. Investigations are ongoing.

Victoria | Man seriously injured in industrial accident at Brooklyn

Brooklyn | 24 April 2012

Paramedics treated a man at Brooklyn early Tuesday morning following an incident involving machinery.

Advanced life support paramedics from Altona were called to the factory just before 4am. Paramedic Mallory Harrington said that when they arrived they found the man aged in his 50s with serious injuries to the lower section of his right arm.

‘He told us that he was working with a conveyor belt when somehow his wrist became caught. He managed to free himself and call for help from co-workers who cared for him until we arrived.

‘His right forearm was obviously broken and it was causing him severe pain. Thankfully however, he was still able to feel his right hand and all his fingers.

‘We calmed him and gave him pain relief through a drip to his arm. He was also quite cold so once we had loaded him into the ambulance we wrapped him in blankets and used the vehicle’s heater to warm him.

‘He was then taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a stable condition,’ Ms Harrington said.

West Midlands | Man rescued after his arm was trapped in a dumbwaiter in Warwickshire

Sheep Street, Stratford | 13 March 2012

A man has been flown to hospital after his arm became trapped in a ‘dumbwaiter” at a restaurant in Warwickshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Sheep Street, Stratford shortly after 9.35am today.

A rapid response vehicle, an ambulance crew and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended.

Paul Mullins, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance paramedic, said: “We understand the man, who is in his forties, had had his arm trapped for about an hour. We landed our helicopter near the Royal Shakespeare Company. The man was experiencing a loss of sensation in his left arm which had been freed from the lift by the fire service. The land ambulance crew gave him pain relief and we flew him to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. He was in a stable and comfortable condition.”