A Queensland Ambulance Services vehicle leaves the Jewel worksite after three workers were injured on the site. Photo: Tertius Pickard

Three workers injured after 3500kg metal conduit fell down

 

 

Workers leave the Jewel worksite in Surfers Paradise after three workers were injured on the site. Photo: Tertius PickardSource:News Corp Australia

 

 

Three men were seriously injured after a heavy metal beam fell from a $1.4 billion Surfers Paradise development.

 

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According to the Gold Coast Bulletin, the men had been working in a car park area of the Jewel Development when the metal cable conduit, weighing about 3500kg, fell from three metres above, crushing at least one of the men.

 

A Queensland Ambulance spokesman told news.com.au that three male patients, two aged 28 and one aged 27, were transferred to Gold Coast University Hospital.

 

He said the incident occurred about 8.45am this morning and the men appeared to have been injured by a heavy steel formation.

 

One of the men was in a serious but stable condition and had leg, abdominal and chest injuries.

 

The other two men were in stable condition, one with head and hip injuries and the other with a shoulder injury.

 

It is the second accident that has taken place on the site, in March a man left with significant injuries after being crushed while working near the elevator shaft. The accident sparked many workers to walk off-site due to safety concerns.

 

In October about 100 workers from the Jewel Development marched through Surfers Paradise to protest uncertainty about their jobs.

 

 

Workers leave the Jewel worksite in Surfers Paradise after three workers were injured on the site. Photo: Tertius Pickard

 

Workers leave the Jewel worksite in Surfers Paradise after three workers were injured on the site. Photo: Tertius PickardSource:News Corp Australia

 

 

 

A Queensland Ambulance Services vehicle leaves the Jewel worksite after three workers were injured on the site. Photo: Tertius Pickard

 

A Queensland Ambulance Services vehicle leaves the Jewel worksite after three workers were injured on the site. Photo: Tertius PickardSource:News Corp Australia

 

 

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