Man impaled on steel rod after falling several metres at Sydney building site

A MAN has been impaled on a steel road in a horror workplace accident on Sydney’s North Shore.

The 18-year-old fell several metres at a building site on Willandra Street at Lane Cove just after midday.

The young man landed on a steel reinforcement bar which pierced straight through his leg.


Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene and a CareFlight doctor was flown in.

The man spent almost two hours impaled on the bar while crews worked to treat him and free him from the position.

He was eventually transported by ambulance to the Royal North Shore Hospital where he remains this afternoon in a stable condition.

Safe Work is investigating.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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