Workplace Health and Safety Queensland: Fatality, Fall from Height

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is investigating an incident that occurred on Wednesday 3 December 2014 at a workplace in Edmonton.

A worker who fell through a fibreglass sheet to the concrete floor 5 metres below later died in hospital without regaining consciousness.

Could this happen anywhere your employees are working?

This alert is a reminder for you and your organisation to consider the effectiveness of your safety management systems in preventing an incident like this from occurring at a workplace.

For information on workplace health and safety visit the Workplace Health and Safety Queensland website at

Please note: Workplace Health and Safety Queensland cannot comment on the progress of individual investigations. Each workplace incident is different, so the time taken to complete a thorough investigation will vary depending on the circumstances. More complex incidents may take many months to complete.