Plumber Stable After Construction Fall


The 26 year old plumber who fell into a trench at a Pinjarra construction site is now in a stable condition in hospital.

The man was working in the Pinjarra Industrial Estate when he fell off a ladder and into a 6 metre hole.

He suffered suspected spinal injuries and had to be airlifted to Royal Perth Hospital.

The incident is being investigated by WorkSafe.


Worker’s Fall Injury Results in Fines for 2 Companies

The consequences of failing to comply with health and safety regulations has come to the forefront following a case involving 2 businesses in Sydney.

The companies were fined more than $200,000 combined after a worker fell 2 stories on a construction site in Sydney.

The lack of proper safety guards led to the worker falling 2 stories and suffering horrific injuries, including multiple broken ribs and a fractured leg and ankle.

He underwent surgery and had to spend 2 weeks in hospital recovering.

Authorities said this type of incident is totally avoidable and therefore unacceptable.

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Construction Worker Injured after Seven Storey Fall at Building Site

The construction worker who fell from a height at a construction site on the Gold Coast is in a critical condition but after a week is said to be showing signs of improvement.

The construction worker fell seven stories at a Varsity Lakes construction site last week.

He has been working in Australia for 15 years after moving here from Ireland.

The 37 year old carpenter sustained multiple fractures and reported has significant internal injuries.

The injuries were so severe that paramedics did not expect him to survive.

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Roof Fall Results in Injury for One Man

A man recently had to be rescued by a RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after falling almost 4 metres through the roof of a pergola.

The man was working at a property south of Bundaberg on Thursday evening last week.

The man had suffered back injuries which he was treated for before being flown to Bundaberg Hospital.

The 64 year old is in a stable condition but the consequences could have been a lot worse. According to Safe Work Australia 200 or more workers are killed from falls from heights over 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2011. This accounts for eleven per cent of all workers who were killed over this time.

Remember, even falls from relatively low heights can be serious and even fatal. Employers and contractors should ensure the work environment doesn’t present any fall hazards, and that the risks are reduced as far as possible.


Man Killed in Roof Fall


WorkSafe WA is investigating the death of worker who fell through the roof at HBF Stadium in Mount Claremont.

The safety watchdog confirmed inspectors had visited the site and were investigating.

The worker, believed to be in his thirties was painting on the roof when he fell over 15 metres through the roof onto the concourse floor below.

He subsequently suffered serious injuries and was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead on the scene.

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Worker Injured in Fall

ambulanceA recent incident on a Sydney construction site has left one man severely injured after he fell 4 metres and landed on a steel bar.

The man was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after being freed by emergency services after the bar went through his leg.

The man was treated on the scene before being rushed to Royal North Shore Hospital for further treatment.


There have been a number of falls from heights on construction sites this year.


Worker Injured in Mudgee Roof Fall

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After a fall off a roof in Central New South Wales, a worker was rushed to hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The worker fell off the roof of a Mudgee restaurant, after slipping and plunging to the concrete floor below.

According to paramedics, the man suffered serious head injuries and was transported to Sydney hospital for treatment.

According to statistics from Safe Work Australia, falls from height are one of the most common causes of injury in the workplace, accounting for 6900 worker hospitalisations in the period between July 2006 and June 2009.

The construction industry accounted for 36 per cent of fall related hospitalisations.

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Another NSW Fall Incident


Another worker has been injured following a fall at a work site in Central West NSW.

The man was carrying out work on the roof of a Mudgee restaurant when he slipped and fell to the concrete floor below.

The man had to be taken to Sydney hospital for treatment after sustaining serious head innjuries.

Given the number of falls from heights that have occured in the construction industry this year, it’s important that we ask ourselves what we are doing to avoid any further incidents?



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Man Airlifted to Hospital After Fall

bunaberg hospDo you treat work from heights with the adequate caution and controls? An incident that happened on a construction site in Rosedale north of Bundaberg recently highlights the importance of work from height safety.

Even work from perceived “low” heights should be treated with the same care, as this incident proves. The worker in this instance fell just 2 metres but suffered serious head and spinal injuries.

The man had to be stabilised at the scene before being airlifted to Bundaberg Base Hospital for further treatment.

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Even Falls from Low Heights Can be Serious

careflightAnother workplace incident involving a fall from height has taken place at a construction site in Rosedale, north of Bundaberg recently.

The man suffered serious head and spinal injuries after falling 2 metres. This incident proves that even falls from relatively low heights can be serious.

The man, in his thirties had to rushed to Bundaberg Base Hospital by RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter.

This worker is lucky to be alive. This year already there have been 63 Australian workers killed at work, according to Safe Work Australia figures.

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