Man dies from roof fall

UPDATE: A man died after falling from a roof while conducting a pest inspection on a home south-west of Ipswich.

Police said the 70-year-old man fell through a perspex roof while working at a property near the intersection of Dragers Rd and Kruger Rd, Coleyville, about 10am yesterday.

The man had sustained serious head injuries and was said to have been in an altered state of consciousness when the decision was made to call in an emergency helicopter.

Police said the man, from Moorooka in Brisbane's south, died in the chopper on the way to the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

It was believed his head struck a railing as he fell from the roof and onto a back patio at the house, which was having a pest inspection conducted because it was about to go up for sale.

The incident is being treated as an industrial accident and Workplace Health and Safety is investigating.

 

EARLIER: A man has died after falling from a roof while conducting a pest inspection on a home south-west of Ipswich.

Police say the 70-year-old Moorooka man fell through a perspex roof at a home near the intersection of Dragers Rd and Kruger Rd, Coleyville, about 10am Monday.

A chopper was called to rush the man to hospital, however he passed away on route.

It is believed he sustained a head injury in the fall.

Workplace Health and Safety is investigating.

Topics:  accident, death, fall, roof




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