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Fatality at Port Adelaide worksite

Media Release
16 December 2019


SafeWork SA confirm a 51 year old man was fatally injured after falling 6.5 metres while working on a commercial business shed roof without any fall prevention in place. 

At this stage, SafeWork SA has prohibited access to the site where the incident occurred while the investigation continues and statutory notices have been issued. 

SafeWork SA remind businesses of their duty to manage risk of falls at any height under the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA). 

Further information on working at heights: 

Falls prevention

Managing the risk of falls in the workplace

Falls management video series


14 December 2019

SafeWork SA can confirm that a worker has been fatally injured after falling from height at a worksite in Port Adelaide.

SafeWork SA are on-site to investigate this tragedy.

We are unable to provide any further information at this time.