Male who injures thumb in wood splitter accident taken by helicopter to JHH

In a warning to those getting wood for their fireplaces take care when using hydraulic wood splitters.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked at 1:15pm to rendezvous with a road ambulance at Scone Airport.

ASNSW Paramedics responded to a property north of Scone and have treated a 21year-old male for a partially amputated thumb following an accident with a hydraulic wood splitter.

The Helicopter Critical Care Medical Team will escort the patient as he is airlifted to the John Hunter Hospital for further specialist treatment. He is in a stable condition

Westpac Rescue Helicopter lands at Scone airport to transfer injured male. Photo supplied.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter lands at Scone airport to transfer injured male. Photo supplied.