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.


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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.


A full-time Digital News Producer and Social Media Content Coordinator, Jaydan is an enthusiastic newshound boasting almost a decade of experience in both print and digital media. He started his career at the young age of 16 in 2007, writing for his local newspaper in Junee, NSW - of which he was appointed Managing Editor at the age of 17 - before relocating to the Gold Coast in 2010. Also moving with the times, Jaydan switched from paper to computer and founded a number of highly engaging social media channels and digital news sharing networks. In the years following, he has developed a strong passion for reporting the news as it breaks and determination to work around-the-clock to ensure the timely delivery of reliable and emergent updates on developing stories and extreme weather events. 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 myGC.com.au ever since.

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