Falls from height ……and the story continues
Thursday 27th October: A 16-year-old boy fell seven-metre at a construction site on Thursday in Canberra
Friday 28th October: A tradie in Sydney fell 10 Metres from scaffolding
My colleague Keith Jonson, an expert witness who investigates incident/ accident investigation of human factors impacting on fatalities, provided me with sad but true statistical analysis. He constructed the mechanism of fatalities in the Australian Construction Industry covering 2003-2015. Note that falls from height is the single biggest factor for this period.
Please refer to Code of Practice “Managing the risk of falls at workplace code of practice” July 2015