News

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




What's on this weekend

HIGH FLYERS: Vintage aircraft like the Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros will be part of this weekend's Brisbane Valley Air Show.

Five things to do in Ipswich

Chilly start kicks off cool weekend

Freezing cold weather to hit Toowoomba

City residents woke up to a cold morning today

OPINION: Club staff need a smile on the dial

The Queensland Times Editor Peter Chapman.

My Comment column with QT Editor Peter Chapman

Latest deals and offers

Jessica Alba regrets her tattoos

Jessica Alba regrets getting her tattoos

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson highest paid actor in world

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

Johnson earned almost $20 million more than Jennifer Lawrence

Why Depp and Heard are fighting again

Amber Heard is furious over Depp taking advantage of her generosity

What's on this weekend

HIGH FLYERS: Vintage aircraft like the Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros will be part of this weekend's Brisbane Valley Air Show.

Five things to do in Ipswich

Kim Kardashian West steals hotel bath robes

Even Kim Kardashian steals bath robes from hotels, don't feel bad

Johnny Depp 'deeply respects' Amber Heard

Celebrity

Amber Heard gives away $7 million settlement to charity

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Noosa mayor on "red alert" over planning court decision

Mayor Tony Wellington hands down his first budget.

Mayor upset at lack of say about look and feel of Noosa

Coast building approvals at seven-year high: report

The the 2015/16 Development Indicators Annual Highlights Report documents local development activity that took place during the last financial year.

New report shows increasing development on the Sunshine Coast