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Working at Heights Risks

Working at heights continues to claim victims. A simple risk assessment of the job should prevent this. It’s not the lack of information and guidance that can excuse risky behaviour. WorkSafe recently did a blitz of construction sites to gauge prevention of falls practices. It will be interesting to see what WorkSafe uncovered. Here are some of the falls reported to WorkSafe in the past month: A worker fell from a step ladder while using a hammer drill and fractured his wrist (at Mernda near Whittlesea) A worker fell 3m down a stair void suffering serious head and spinal injuries (Ashwood) A bricklayer fell from a trestle platform suffering a dislocated knee and shoulder (Keysborough) A bui

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