Man in hospital after roof fall


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A man is recovering in hospital after he fell through a roof at a Hunter Hill school Tuesday morning.

Reports indicated the man in his 20s was working on the roof of a school building when the incident occurred.

Ambulance paramedics treated the man at the scene before transporting him to Royal North Shore Hospital for further treatment.

He arrived in a stable condition.

Working at heights is a high-risk activity and a leading cause of death and serious injury in Australia.

Safe Work Australia figures show between 1 January 2003 and 31 December 2015, 359 workers were killed following a fall from a height—11% of all workers killed over this period.

The greatest number of fatalities involved falling from roofs (59), ladders (54), vehicles (27) and horses (33).

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