Into the void

WESTERN Australia’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has released details of an incident in June 2018 that led to a scaffolder dislocating his shoulder after losing his balance and falling off a pipe support structure 5.7m above the ground.

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Left: Void between scaffold and pipe support structure. Right: Fall location and height.

Hitched to a horizontal guardrail on a scaffold platform by a retractable type lanyard on his fall arrest harness, the worker had taken a 1.