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Date PostedJuly 27, 2019

3Metre Fall Causes Serious Injuries for Man in His Eighties

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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.

Read more at: http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/04/elderly-man-airlifted-critical-condition-fall/#.XMbEdqQlE1l

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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