A man has been seriously injured after being hit by a falling power pole in Broadbeach.

The 48-year-old suffered head, chest and limb injuries in the incident along Old Burleigh Road just before 9am. 

The man was conducting tree clearing when he was struck, and it’s understood a branch had fallen on the pole causing it to fall.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Energex has confirmed the pole wasn’t an Energex pole and was actually a privately-owned pole owned by the homeowner.

An Energex crew was called to the scene to make safe with the wire that also was knocked down.

More to come.


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