A worker in Melbourne’s Southeast is in a critical condition after collapsing in a trench at a construction site on Friday.
The incident happened at 11:30am on Friday and emergency services were called to the building site.
The man’s condition is believed to have been caused by a medical condition, a spokesperson from Ambulance Victoria said in a statement.
CFA crews were in attendance, assisting with removing the man from the trench.
This sad incident is a reminder that we need to be prepared for anything on a construction site. That is one of the reasons why White Card general construction induction training is mandatory for everyone engaging in work on a construction site in Australia.What would you do if a colleague collapsed on the work site? One of the topics covered in general by the course, is what to do in an emergency, aimed at teaching workers how to respond to an emergency on site.
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