Logging contractor stable after being hit by large tree
UPDATE, 4pm: The Forestry Corporation of NSW has confirmed a man involved in a logging incident at Roseberry today was a contractor employed to fell pine trees.
"Forestry Corporation is aware that an employee of one of its contractors has been involved in an incident and been taken to hospital," a spokeswoman said.
"The incident will be fully investigated in due course.
"At this time our thoughts and concerns are for the individual and their family."
The 63-year-old man is in a stable condition at Lismore Base Hospital.
UPDATE, 3pm: A LOGGER who was trapped under a large tree in a pine forest at Roseberry has been airlifted to hospital.
A NSW Ambulance spokesman said paramedics were called to Toonumbar Forest Dr at 11.45am after reports a man was trapped following a logging incident.
The spokesman said a road ambulance and the Wespac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter responded to the incident.
"Paramedics treated a male patient, believed to be in his 60s, who was suffering pain in his hips and pelvis," the spokesman said.
"He was treated at the scene before being airlifted to Lismore Base Hospital in a stable condition."
ORIGINAL STORY: THE Wesptac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter is on its way to Roseberry, near Toonumbar Dam, where a tree has fallen on a man involved in logging in a pine forest.
Helicopter crew chief Roger Fry said the service had been tasked to meet a four-wheel drive ambulance near the location.
"There is a gentleman out there who has been hit by a tree," he said.
"The helicopter is heading out there as well as a road ambulance from Casino."
Mr Fry said the extent of the man's injuries or his age was not yet known.
"At the moment he is conscious, but we don't know anything about his age or injuries," he said.
"The crew will be there in about 15 minutes.
"The man is on the pine forest road which is difficult to access.
"The reports we received is that he was 400m down an embankment.
"Where he is transported to will come down to his level of injuries."