Tuesday 21 July 2020
A 32-year-old man working on the roof of an industrial site in Huntingwood has fallen four metres onto another roof when his ladder collapsed under him.
The man sustained pelvic and leg injuries and was extricated from the roof by Fire and Rescue NSW.
CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance shortly before 12:00pm and landed in a causeway by the scene of the incident. CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic made their way to the scene where NSW Ambulance paramedics were providing initial treatment and Fire and Rescue NSW personnel were using a scissor lift to retrieve the man.
After the man’s hour-long extrication, he was brought down to CareFlight’s clinical team who were able to perform a full assessment and ultrasound on the patient.
CareFlight’s clinical team continued providing care as the patient was taken by road in a stable condition with NSW Ambulance to Westmead Hospital.