A man has suffered critical injuries after falling 3 metres off a roof at Wahroonga Public School on Sydney’s North Shore. Emergency services have described it as a “workplace accident”.
Emergency services including CareFlight were called following reports a man had fallen from the roof at Wahroonga Public School on Burns Rd just after 9am. The 52-year-old-man, who was a roof cleaner, suffered head and chest injuries and was in a critical condition.
“We were called just after 9am to a man who fell three metres from a roof,” A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said. “It was a workplace injury.”
CareFlight’s specialist doctor and critical care paramedics did an ultrasound on the patient, who suffered a concussion, and found he had internal bleeding. He was put in an induced coma before being transported by road to Royal North Shore Hospital.
A SafeWork NSW spokesman said, “We are investigating an incident this morning at a school in Wahroonga where a man fell from a roof while undertaking maintenance work.”
NSW Ambulance duty operations manager Anthony Clark said paramedics and CareFlight did an “amazing job” in quickly treating the man.
Source: Daily Telegraph