A safety alert has been issued by SafeWork NSW following a workplace incident last month that resulted in the death of one worker.
The worker was killed and two other suffered serious injuries after falling through a skylight recently prompting the safety alert from SafeWork.
The regulator said these incidents are proof that it’s not just exposed edges that create the risk of a fall when working on roofs. SafeWork reminded all workers that not every area of a roof is safe to walk on or step or fall onto.
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