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Date PostedAugust 27, 2018

Sydney Construction Incident Leaves Man with Serious Injuries

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A construction worker had to be rescued after falling from a ladder at a construction site in Sydney’s north.

A dramatic rescue ensued as five NSW Ambulance units were called to the St Ives site to free the worker.

The man in his 40s fell from the ladder into a concrete pit, resulting in chest and head injuries.

The man was working in a team on the site, constructing a basement at the time.

Emergency personnel struggled to gain access to the man because he was so far below ground level – several metres down.

A crane’s workbox had to be used to lower paramedics down into the pit to treat the man and then pull him to safety.

He was transported to hospital in a stable condition.

Source: https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/07/31/14/41/st-ives-sydney-workplace-accident-man-fell-head-chest-injuries

Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning and web strategy firm based in George St Brisbane. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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