Two burnt and one critical after horror cafe cafe incident
Two people, both in their 30s, have been rushed to hospital with serious electrical burns to the upper portion of their bodies following a workplace incident on the Gold Coast.
The incident, believed to have occurred on the roof of the Pit Stop Cafe in Ashmore about 10.20am, has left two people with electrical burns to large portions of their upper bodies, while the cause of their injuries remain unclear.
According to a Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman, the pair, whose genders are unknown, had been in a serious condition when critical care paramedics and the high acuity response unit arrived at the scene on Southport Nerang Rd.
One patient was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital with significant burns to their head and chest, while the other - who also suffered burns to the same region of their body - has been transported in a critical condition to Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.
#Update - One patient was transported serious to Gold Coast University Hospital and another in a critical condition to Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital following earlier workplace incident at #Ashmore— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) January 19, 2021
A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said firefighters arrived at the scene within five minutes of receiving a triple-0 call, however the source of what caused the injury remained unclear.
Police are on scene, however are awaiting assistance from Energex to render the area safe to access, while officers from Workplace Health and Safety are expected to arrive shortly.
It's expected the area will remain under police guard for hours to come.
Originally published as Two burnt, one critical, after horror cafe cafe incident