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Sydney Woollahra man rushed to hospital after a wall collapses at a building site

Man is rushed to hospital in a serious condition after a wall collapses at a building site in Sydney

  • A man was rushed to hospital in a serious condition after a worksite accident
  • The brick wall of a terrace house collapsed during renovations of the home 
  • A total of four men were injured by the collapse and three were hospitalised 
  • SafeWork NSW gave a stop work notice and is investigating the renovation site

A tradesman has been rushed to hospital in a serious condition after a two-storey wall collapsed on a building site. 

A total of four men were injured after the brick wall of a terrace house, which is under renovation, collapsed on Oxford Street in Woollhara in Sydney’s east at 9am on Wednesday. 

The tradesmen were able to free themselves from the rubble before NSW Ambulance, Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW Police arrived to help.    

Pictures from the scene show the men in varying states of injury. 

One man lay on his side while a paramedic gave him an injection and a woman, possibly a family member, looked over him.  

Three of the men were taken to St Vincent’s Hospital, one in a serious condition.

Meanwhile, a fourth man involved in the accident was not taken to hospital.

A SafeWork NSW spokeswoman said inspectors are at the renovation site investigating what exactly caused the wall the collapse.

‘SafeWork inspectors are onsite at Woollahra after reports four workers were injured in a partial building collapse this morning,’ she told Daily Mail Australia. 

‘SafeWork’s engineering staff are enroute to assist with investigations and site safety. A stop work notice was served.’ 

More to come. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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