An elderly man recently slipped and fell while working in a shed at a property north of Gympie.

The man was airlifted to hospital after paramedics were called to the scene to attend to the man in his 80s.

The man fell approximately three meters and sustained serious head injuries.

He was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a critical condition.

This incident and numerous others which have occurred recently at private residences, highlight the importance of fall protection even when working at home. Fall prevention and fall protection measures shouldn’t be reserved only for construction sites.

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