Man injured in concrete staircase accident

WorkSafe inspector at the Alkimos building site. Picture: Martin Kennealey d492106
WorkSafe inspector at the Alkimos building site. Picture: Martin Kennealey d492106

UPDATE, 12.40pm: WORKSAFE says a concrete staircase at the Butler north secondary school building site collapsed, injuring a worker this morning.

A Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety spokeswoman said WorkSafe investigators visited the site on Santorini Promenade and the investigation was ongoing.

She said the man was doing brick work when he was trapped under the concrete.

4.20pm: A Royal Perth Hospital spokeswoman said the man was in a stable condition and would remain in hospital overnight.

EARLIER: A CONSTRUCTION worker has been taken to Royal Perth Hospital after being trapped under concrete at an Alkimos building site this morning.

Emergency services were called to the site off Santorini Promenade about 7.56am on April 1 where a man, believed to be in his late 20s, was trapped under a 3mx8m slab of concrete.

“He was released about 8.11am – construction workers on site used an excavator to remove the slab,” a DFES spokeswoman said.

St John Ambulance took the man, who was conscious and breathing, to Joondalup Health Campus, where he was stabilised before being transferred to Royal Perth Hospital.

WorkSafe inspectors were heading to the site this morning.

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