A 53-year-old tradesman who fell five metres onto the concrete floor of a clothing warehouse in Brigandine Drive, Byron Bay yesterday, remains unconscious in intensive care in Gold Coast Hospital.
The man was installing insulation in the roof when he fell.
A relative of the man, who asked not to be named, told Echonetdaily, ‘The doctors are still putting the pieces back together. Only time will tell how he fares.’
A NSW Ambulance spokesperson said the man sustained serious pelvic, leg and head injuries.
A witness told Echonetdaily that paramedics spent more than an hour stabilising the man before he was transferred by road ambulance to the Westpace Life Saver Rescue Helicopter that was waiting in a vacant block beside the Ozigo service station in Bayshore Drive.
Workcover inspectors were examining the property last night and said the distance the man fell was considerably less than the previously reported 10 metres.