Teen tradie dies after horror worksite accident

A 17-year-old apprentice tradie has died after being crushed on his first day on the job at a worksite in Adelaide.

The teenage carpenter was critically injured when a timber wall frame fell on top of him on a residential building site on Fisher Street in Fullarton around 11am on Tuesday.

It’s understood it was the teen’s first day on the job.


Paramedics worked frantically to stabilise the 17-year-old at the scene.

He was rushed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with life-threatening head injuries.

Sadly, he passed away this morning.

SafeWork South Australia is investigating.