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.