Man In His Twenties Falls Through Roof in Sydney


A fall through a roof at a building site in Sydney’s south west has left a man in his twenties hospitalised.

The worker fell from a height at a a site in Oran Park and was rushed to hospital by paramedics.

Although not many details have emerged about the incident, it is under investigation by SafeWork NSW.

This is an important issue that requires attention given that statistics from Safe Work Australia show falls from a height were the main cause of fatalities in both the building construction and construction services industry sub-divisions between 2007 and 2016.

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WorkSafe Investigating Fatal Roof Fall Incident in Victoria


A man has been killed in central Victoria after falling from a roof.

The man, believed to be in his 60s, fell from a roof and became impaled on a metal picket.

The man was working with another on a verandah roof in Neilborough, near Bendigo when the fall took place.

The cause of the fall is not yet known however WorkSafe is investigating.

This is another example of the horrific consequences of a lack of fall protection. Ensure that even when working from a perceived ‘low’ height, the proper fall prevention and fall protection controls are implemented and utilised.


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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