21 Year Old Worker Dies After Falling from Ladder

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It’s tragic that ladder falls are still such a common occurrence and so commonly end in death, despite falls being preventable.

One tragic incident happened late last year when a 21 year old labourer died after falling from a ladder at a residential property.

The man was on a ladder at the time which had been placed against the outside of a single storey property in Bendigo.

The man fell from the ladder and died in hospital the same day.

The incident is being investigating by Work Safe.

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Queensland Man’s Ladder Incident Lands Him in Hospital

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A worker has been injured after falling from a ladder on a Queensland work site.

The man was rushed to Princess Alexandra Hospital via RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter in a stable condition after hitting his head in a ladder fall incident at his worksite south-west of Gatton.

Ladder falls are the most common causes of falls from height and falls from height are the most common form of accidents on work sites, despite the fact that these incidents are avoidable with the proper protection.

In 2016, there were 25 workers killed as a result of a falls from height, so it’s obvious this is an area that requires attention.

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