FALL SURVIVOR: A Stanwell Power Station worker is rushed to  Hospital.
FALL SURVIVOR: A Stanwell Power Station worker is rushed to Hospital.

Fight for life after 6m fall



A STANWELL Power Station worker was fighting for his life last night after falling at least six metres on to a concrete floor.

The Rockhampton man, 45, had been working at the plant when he fell from an external stairwell landing about 10.30am yesterday.

He was believed to have suffered head, spinal, chest and pelvic injuries and was still in a critical condition late last night.

Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service crewman Mike Dekker said it was unknown how the man fell, as no-one had witnessed it.

Mr Dekker said the man had been found lying on the ground by a co-worker.

He was then rushed to Rockhampton Hosptial via the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter where he arrived about noon.

Mr Dekker said it was unknown which stairwell landing the man had fallen from, although the first 6m-high landing seemed most likely.

Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Andrew Broadfoot, of the Rockhampton Criminal Investigation Branch, said little was known about the cause of the fall.

He said investigations would continue.

Workplace Health and Safety also confirmed they too were investigating the incident.

In a prepared statement released at 2.45pm yesterday, Stanwell Corporation said emergency services had immediately been called to the scene and the area had been barricaded off.



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