Man plummets 10 METRES through aluminium roofing during a horror workplace accident in Sydney - but miraculously survives with two fractured legs
A man has plunged almost 10 metres in a horror workplace accident in southwest Sydney.
Emergency services were called to a construction site in Moorebank just after 8am on Thursday after a 49-year-old worker fell through aluminium roofing.
He suffered serious leg injuries and has been rushed to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition.
Four paramedic crews and a specialist medical team were dispatched to Helles Avenue to treat the man, who has two suspected leg fractures.
Ambulance NSW Inspector Craig Watkins said the man is 'seriously lucky' to have escaped more serious injuries.
'Incidents at a worksite can be extremely complex and this shows just how quickly a situation can change,' he said.
'It goes without saying that you shouldn’t underestimate how dangerous a worksite can be.
'When emergency services respond to such an incident we want to minimise risk to those around and also minimise our exposure to any further risks.'
'It’s a timely reminder to take all precautions when at work.'
The incident comes just days after two men were rushed to hospital after a workplace accident in Sydney's Lower North Shore.
A tradesman plummeted four metres through a glass roofing at a construction site in St Leonards and landed on a man walking on the street below.
The man who fell sustained a leg injury and a number of lacerations while the other was injured by falling glass.
Both men aged in their 30s were taken to hospital in a stable condition.