A sixty-something year old man has been airlifted to Princess Alexandra hospital after falling from a roof in Queensland’s South East.
The man was airlifted to hospital via Toowoomba based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter, after the fall at the Somerset property on Wednesday.
He had sustained injuries to his upper body in the incident, and while this may seem like an insignificant workplace injury, it highlights a larger, more problematic issue.
Falls from height are causing serious injury and even fatalities to thousands in the construction industry and in Queensland alone there are 1700 falls leading to serious injury every year, according to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland. Twenty per cent of these are from the construction industry.
White Card general construction safety training addresses work from height hazards in general but it’s important that employers cover this topic more specifically and intensively on the worksite.
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