Worker in fall in stable condition

A young man has been rushed to Royal Perth Hospital after a suspected workplace accident at the soon to be revamped Karrinyup Shopping Centre.

A vertical rescue was undertaken to get to the 18-year-old worker, who is believed to have fallen from a ladder and onto a platform nearly 12m off the ground. The incident happened about 10.40am. The worker was taken to RPH a short time ago on a priority one basis by St John Ambulance and his condition is listed as stable.

Four St John Ambulance crews were sent to the site, including its urban search and rescue team. Firefighters were also called in.

Worksafe investigators have been notified of the incident. They are expected to head to the scene shortly to investigate exactly what occurred. Building contractor Multiplex’s regional managing director Chris Palandri said the worker had been transferred to hospital in a stable condition.

“We immediately actioned our emergency procedures and emergency services attended to the injured worker,” he said. “We are of course very concerned by what has occurred and are working with relevant authorities to investigate. Our priority right now is supporting the injured worker and the site team in this difficult time.”

The shopping complex is undergoing an $800 million redevelopment.

Source: Perth Now

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