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Date PostedSeptember 13, 2018

Worker’s Fall from Ladder Leads to Hospitalisation

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Following an incident on a worksite south-west of Gatton, a man has been airlifted to hospital by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter.

The man fell off a ladder and bumped his head in the incident and was airlifted to Princess Alexandra (PA) Hospital in a stable condition.

Falls from ladders have become a  major concern and in general falls from heights have become increasingly common. In fact in 2016, there were 25 workplace fatalities as a result of falls from a height and according to Safe Work Australia figures, we haven’t seen significant improvement in this area over the last 14 years.

Over the past decade to 2016, falls from height have most often involved a ladder – 17 per cent of all falls from height. Falls from a roof accounted for 12 per cent of fatalities.Falls from elevated work platforms accounted for 6 per cent of fall from height deaths.

Read more http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/08/worker-flown-hospital-falling-ladder-southern-queensland/#.W4ra67glE1l

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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