Sydney man critical after cutting own chest with a circular saw

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after accidentally cutting his own chest while using a saw. He was working with a circular saw at a home in Thornleigh, in Sydney's north-west, just before 10.30am this morning when he was injured. Four NSW Ambulance crews and Careflight – with a critical care paramedic and a critical care doctor were dispatched. READ MORE: Victoria's roadmap to freedom leaves many 'despondent' "The patient had suffered a significant injury to his chest and paramedics and the Careflight critical care doctor treated the man on scene before he was rushed to hospital with the assistance of a NSW Police escort," Inspector Carolyn Parish from NSW Ambulance said. "It was a confronting scene for paramedics and police who worked well together to ensure he was given the best possible care to treat his injuries." READ MORE: Murder charge after alleged road rage in Brisbane "It's important to understand the potential for danger involved with us..

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after accidentally cutting his own chest while using a saw.

He was working with a circular saw at a home in Thornleigh, in Sydney's north-west, just before 10.30am this morning when he was injured.

Four NSW Ambulance crews and Careflight – with a critical care paramedic and a critical care doctor were dispatched.

READ MORE: Victoria's roadmap to freedom leaves many 'despondent'

A man has been injured after cutting his own chest with a circular saw in Thornleigh, in Sydney's north west.

"The patient had suffered a significant injury to his chest and paramedics and the Careflight critical care doctor treated the man on scene before he was rushed to hospital with the assistance of a NSW Police escort," Inspector Carolyn Parish from NSW Ambulance said.

"It was a confronting scene for paramedics and police who worked well together to ensure he was given the best possible care to treat his injuries."

READ MORE: Murder charge after alleged road rage in Brisbane

"It's important to understand the potential for danger involved with using power tools and I urge people to take the utmost caution when using them."

The man, aged in his 50s, was taken to Royal North Shore in a critical condition.

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