Tradie 'accidentally impales' groin on drill at Gold Coast construction site

Emergency crews have treated a contractor at the Village Roadshow Studios precinct on the Gold Coast after he suffered a "penetrating injury to the groin area from a power tool".

Paramedics rushed to the Movie World construction site on Entertainment Drive shortly after 8am Tuesday.

Queensland Ambulance Service Operations Supervisor Paul Young said the 42-year-old male "accidentally impaled" himself with a hammer drill in the groin area.

"Fire and Rescue assisted by cutting the drill bit that took quite some time to get through," Mr Young said.

Paramedics rushed to the scene shortly after 8am. Source: 7 News

"It will appear the drill penetrated his groin by about 5cm."

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson told 7 News Online they treated one patient who was transported in a stable condition to Gold Coast University.

My Young said a scan at the hospital revealed the man had no internal injuries.

More to come.


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