A worker has been seriously injured after falling from scaffolding at a construction site in Penrith, Western Sydney, this morning.
The worker fell at least one storey, from scaffolding, between the third and second floors of a building this morning.
Emergency services, including NSW Fire and Rescue, attended the scene around 8:30 and worked to extract the man from the site. He was transported to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.
NSW Ambulance Station Officer Peter Van Praag explained that “any fall from a height has the potential to be fatal, this man is incredibly lucky not to have sustained more serious injuries.”
“It was a great team effort with the help of Fire and Rescue NSW.”
“The most important thing about going to work in the morning is getting home at the end of your day to your family. We urge workers to take extra care when at work, one mistake can cause serious injury.”
SafeWork NSW is yet to comment on the incident.