WorkSafe Victoria has issued a warning following a serious fall at a housing construction site at Rosebud recently, reminding the industry of the risks associated with working at heights.

The man was conducting internal plastering work at a townhouse at the time of the incident and was the second worker to be killed in a serious fall on a Victorian construction site in just 3 days.

WorkSafe Acting Executive Director of Health and Safety Paul Fowler said employers cannot ignore the risks of falls from height at construction sites even if the risk of falls is only from a relatively low height, they can still result is serious, possibly fatal injuries.

He said employers must apply reasonably practicable control measures and work with employees to put them in place and ensure they are adhered to.

Source: http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/08/mans-death-following-fall-height-prompts-warning/#.W51qtPYlE1l

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