Crane used to winch man from 20m below ground after accident in #Perth Forrestfield rail tunnel

Worksafe WA has taken control of a construction area on the Forrestfield – Perth Airport rail link project where a worker was seriously injured after a wall bracket knocked him unconscious.

A 35-year-old man was carrying out routine maintenance 20 metres underground in an open pit when air pressure from a pipe caused a wall bracket to loosen and hit him in the back of the head on Saturday night.A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said the man was lifted to safety by a crane from a pit, which will form part of the entrance to the Perth Airport train station.

The man remains in a critical condition in Royal Perth Hospital.Public Transport Authority spokesman David Hynes said the man was wearing a helmet and personal protective workwear.Worksafe WA Commissioner Ian Munns said inspectors had visited and secured the site but overall work would continue on the Public Transport Authority’s $1.86 billion rail line project.

Source: Crane used to winch man from 20m below ground after accident in Forrestfield rail tunnel – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)