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Injury at O’Malley construction site

By johnboy - 7 May 2013 5

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Ambulance Service are currently on scene at the construction site of a residential house on Wallangara Street, O’Malley.

Fire crews and ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are on the second floor of the house assessing a male, aged in his 20’s, with a back injury.

Two fire pumpers are on scene with the ACT Fire & Rescue Bronto Skylift Hydraulic Platform also on route.

Update to follow.

9:11 AM

Crews have placed the male patient onto a rescue stretcher and will place him into the cage of The Bronto Skylift Hydraulic Platform to lower down to the ground.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 8.47am.

9:34 AM

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have transported the 34-year-old male patient with a back injury to the Canberra Hospital.

9:54 AM

[Courtesy ESA]

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Injury at O’Malley construction site
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 10:11 pm 07 May 13

hjholden said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Nearly always shocked when called to residential sites. Work cover maybe should take some manpower off large sites and go for drives around new suburbs being built. It’s crazy.

I’m pretty sure WorkSafe has been doing blitzes thru the new suburbs and has issued dozens of notices and thousands of dollars in infringements. Reports are up on their website.

CT is reporting this one as a worker injuring himself when bending over to pick something up, not much Worksafe can do about those kind of injuries

That’s a incredibly huge amount if resources for what sounds like a back injury?

In any case, good to hear work cover going after the actual non compliment dangerous assholes.

hjholden 3:27 pm 07 May 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Nearly always shocked when called to residential sites. Work cover maybe should take some manpower off large sites and go for drives around new suburbs being built. It’s crazy.

I’m pretty sure WorkSafe has been doing blitzes thru the new suburbs and has issued dozens of notices and thousands of dollars in infringements. Reports are up on their website.

CT is reporting this one as a worker injuring himself when bending over to pick something up, not much Worksafe can do about those kind of injuries

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 2:40 pm 07 May 13

Nearly always shocked when called to residential sites. Work cover maybe should take some manpower off large sites and go for drives around new suburbs being built. It’s crazy.

beardedclam 12:43 pm 07 May 13

It’s easy to lift heavy things on paper.

incredulousandridicu 12:29 pm 07 May 13

This could just be a freak accident and attract no blame. However, I walk past at least one construction site every day and you have to baulk at the way many workers conduct themselves, often due to paltry supervision. I’ve seen the lollipop-stick men casually checking their mobile phones as they direct traffic in and out, countless men lifting with their backs instead of knees and even cases of top-loader trucks reversing towards groups of lunching or loitering workers with no one directing them. And those are just the common examples.

How many more young men (and later on, older ones) are going to suffer needlessly from this kind of behaviour?

God’s speed to the man injured and his family.

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