A man is lucky to have escaped serious injury after falling around six metres down a hole at a worksite in Brisbane’s Woolloongabba.
Paramedics, including critical care and the High Acuity Response Unit, rushed to the site on Deshon and Railway Streets around 9.20am on Thursday.
Upon arrival, Senior Operations Supervisor Adrian Tong said crews found a “young male had fallen into quite a deep hole while working on an industrial site”.
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Mr Tong said the man was “conscious and alert” and was able to communicate with Queensland Fire and Ambulance crews throughout the rescue process.
“The patient’s condition was stable, he was talking to our crews throughout, he was conscious and alert and stable at this point,” Mr Tong said.
He described the fall as an “unfortunate accident” and said it took crews around 40 minutes to safely extricate the man from the hole.
The worker was then treated on scene before being taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition.
Mr Tong said the man complained of back pain, rib pain and pain to his upper limbs.
Investigations into how the accident occurred are continuing.
FRS crews, including Technical Rescue firefighters, worked with @QldAmbulance to extricate a patient from a 6m hole at an incident in Woolloongabba today.
Crews used an on-site excavator as a high point to belay the patient from the trench. Great work to all involved! 💪👏 pic.twitter.com/j7VPSWDp1c
— Qld Fire & Emergency (@QldFES) November 5, 2020