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Safety warning issued after VIC worker falls from roof

May 31st 2024

Safety warning issued after VIC worker falls from roof

WorkSafe is advising employers to remember the importance of controlling the hazards involved in working at heights following an incident where a worker sustained injuries while carrying out roof plumbing tasks at a Melbourne construction site.

According to WorkSafe, the worker plummeted about six meters to the ground.

Falls are a primary contributor to fatalities and severe injuries at Victorian construction sites. They frequently happen due to insufficient or nonexistent fall prevention measures.

“Where there is a risk of falling more than two metres, employers must eliminate that risk so far as is reasonably practicable. For example, by undertaking work on the ground or on a solid construction,” WorkSafe Victoria said.

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