Teacher dies after falling from school roof

In a tragic turn of events, a 61-year-old gentleman tragically lost his life following a considerable fall from over three metres high through a skylight while collecting balls from the rooftop. The incident, which occurred around 2:30pm, resulted in severe head injuries leading to his unfortunate demise at the hospital on Friday.

WorkSafe has initiated an investigation into the incident, shedding light on the essential role that work safety products like WHS management systems, SWMS, and policies play in providing a safe working environment for all employees.

This sad occurrence marks the 23rd confirmed occupational death in 2024, contrasting with 41 work-related fatalities reported the previous year at the same time. It is a stark reminder of why businesses should consider adopting tools like Bluesafe SWMS or Bluesafe WHS Management System to embed robust safety practices in day-to-day operations.

Should you require more information about this incident or wish to be updated on WorkSafe’s investigation, feel free to contact us via email at media@worksafe.vic.gov.au or phone us on 0438 786 968. Additionally, subscribing to our media releases will keep you abreast of all crucial updates on workplace health and safety matters.

Original article link: https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/news/2024-07/teacher-dies-after-falling-school-roof

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