Fall Through Roof Leaves Worker in Critical Condition

A 20-year-old construction worker was seriously hurt when he fell through a roof that he was working on and landed on a concrete slab. He was taken to the Royal Hobart Hospital where he remains in a critical condition with head injuries.

Workplace Standards will now conduct an investigation into how the accident happened at a worksite in Stoney Rise Devonport. According to their General manager, Roy Omerod Workplace Standards will be looking at the safety procedures at the site.

According to an ABC News report, he said that there are regulations in place about working from heights and that workers should have restraints, harnesses and access to scaffolding if it can reach the work area, and that charges could be laid.