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Seven injured, one critically, as harvester hits power lines


A harvester has reportedly crashed into a powerline on a regional Queensland pineapple farm, leaving one man critically injured and another six hurt.

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The man in his 20s was rushed to Yeppoon Hospital after critical care paramedics arrived to the farm north of Rockhampton on Wednesday morning.

A helicopter has been sent to airlift the man for further treatment, while three others were transported to Rockhampton in a stable condition.

Another man in his 20s and two others in their 40s are also stable, a spokeswoman for Queensland Ambulance Service said.

Queensland Police, fire and rescue crews and workplace health and safety also attended.

Ergon Energy were on scene to isolate the power.

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