An incident on the Gold Coast is an example of the risks involved with construction work, especially when working in confined spaces such as an elevator shaft.
A construction worker was seriously injured while working on the Jewel Towers construction site, Surfers Paradise recently.
The man, believed to be in his twenties was working in an elevator shaft when a lift began to move and pulled him into equipment.
The man sustained serious injuries to his chest, back and abdomen and was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.
The site was shut down as workplace health and safety officers investigated. WorkSafe said the construction industry is a dangerous one, and we need to be aware of our surroundings particularly given the dynamic nature of the industry. As the construction site changes constantly we need to remain aware at all times.