Ballandean, Queensland: Woman loses both her legs and arm in machinery tractor accident

Gruesome scenes as woman loses both her LEGS and an arm in a ‘machinery accident’ believed to involve a tractor with a slasher

  • A woman has lost both her legs and an arm in machinery accident in Queensland
  • Woman, aged in her 60s, believed to have been operating tractor with a slasher
  • She has been flown from property in Ballandean to receive treatment in hospital

A woman is fighting for life after losing both her legs and an arm in a gruesome machinery accident.

The woman, aged in her 60s, is believed to have been using a tractor with a slasher when the accident occurred in Balladean at about midday on Thursday.

She was flown from the property in the state’s southwest to receive treatment in Princess Alexandria Hospital for her significant and life-threatening injuries.

‘The victim received significant multiple trauma to her limbs but was conscious and able to talk to paramedics, who were able to stabilise the lady,’ Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman Stephen Johns told 7News.

A Queensland woman has lost both her legs and an arm in a tragic machinery accident which is believed to have occurred while she was using a tractor with a slasher

‘I’ve never seen or heard of anything like this. It’s just a miracle she had enough sense to be able to get onto that phone really quickly and get that help to her. 

‘Otherwise it would be an absolute tragedy here today.’ 

The woman remains in a critical condition as Workplace Health and Safety officers investigate the incident.