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February 27, 2021

Man falls 5m at warehouse

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Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter yesterday afternoon transported a 26-year-old man to the Gold Coast Hospital after he fell five metres through a skylight at a warehouse in the Byron Bay industrial estate.

The man was treated at the scene for severe head injuries by flight paramedics before being flown to the Gold Coast Hospital in a critical condition.

It is the second time in less than six months that an accident of this nature has happened at the estate. In February a man died in Gold Coast Hospital after falling through the ceiling of a warehouse where he was installing insulation.


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1 COMMENT

  1. Its sad to hear of another accident like this. I spend alot of times on roofs and understand how easy it is to step onto a section of warehouse roofing that is not steel but plastic which can so easily blend in with the surrounding steel roof. Perhaps wire similar to chook wire should be mandatorily installed and fixed on the underside of such sections of roofing to help flag skylight roofing from above and also support it if a foot lands on it.

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