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Ladder Fall Incident Sends Man to Hospital

Falls from height remain the biggest problem on construction sites and on work sites in general, yet still not enough is being done by employers and workers to combat the risks involved with work from heights. The latest incident involved

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3Metre Fall Causes Serious Injuries for Man in His Eighties

An elderly man recently slipped and fell while working in a shed at a property north of Gympie. The man was airlifted to hospital after paramedics were called to the scene to attend to the man in his 80s. The

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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

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WorkSafe Victoria Issues Work From Height Warning After Incidents

Following 2 serious incidents that occurred within 24 hours of each other, WorkSafe Victoria has issued a warning to employers about the risks involved with work from heights. One man suffered life threatening injuries after falling 3 metres from a

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How To Manage Falls on Worksites

Safe Work SA has released a series of videos to help manage the risk of falls from height including ladder safety. The four video series also includes a video on The hierarchy of risk controls, safe use of portable ladders

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Queensland Man’s Ladder Incident Lands Him in Hospital

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

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Workplace Ladder Death Leads to Fine for Businessman

A businessman from Western Sydney was fined $60,000 after an employee died after falling from a ladder during the installation of security cameras in 2016. A 58 year old casual worker broke his jaw and suffered injury to his shoulder,

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Falls the Focus of Cross Border Construction Program in Mildura

The prevention of falls on construction sites was the recent focus of a joint program by SafeWork NSW and WorkSafe Victoria in Mildura in June. The Cross Border Construction Program involved inspectors jointly visiting local building sites on both sides

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Skylight Falls Prompt Safety Alert

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

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Company Charged Over Death of Painter

A Vic company has been fined for the accident involving a painter who fell to his death on their site in 2017. The 69 year old man fell more than 3 metres through a hole at a construction site at

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