A tragic incident occurred at a Cooranbong worksite outside of Newcastle, where a tradie was crushed by a 100kg piece of gyprock.
The accident prompted a swift response from paramedics and a Westpac rescue helicopter, which transported the injured worker to the hospital shortly before 11 am.
According to NSW Ambulance Inspector Jennifer Potter, the man was working with the heavy gyprock when it fell on him, causing concern for possible leg and spinal injuries.
As a precaution, paramedics applied a neck collar and transported him to the hospital for further assessment.
While incidents like this can have severe consequences, the spokesperson mentioned that the patient appears to have escaped serious injury.
However, the incident is a harsh reminder of tradies’ dangers while working on construction sites.
Further details about the incident are yet to be disclosed, and the authorities are likely to conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the accident.»Cooranbong Workplace Tragedy: Tradie Hospitalized after Gyprock Accident«