Man in­jured dur­ing win­ery re­pair work

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS - David Charlesworth

A WAROONA man re­ceived a gash to the head dur­ing re­build­ing at Drakes­brook Win­ery last week, which is still re­cov­er­ing from the last year’s bush­fires.

At about 8.30am on Wed­nes­day, the 64-year-old man was erect­ing scaf­fold­ing for the con­struc­tion of a ve­randa when a steel sec­tion of the scaf­fold­ing fell, hit­ting him on the head.

Drakes­brook Win­ery owner Bernard Wor­thing­ton said the man was con­scious and in a lot of pain.

“They were putting up some steel frames so the ve­randa could sit on them,” he said.

“It was quite heavy and the guy got a gash to the head. “He was in a lot of pain.” Waroona and Pin­jarra St John Am­bu­lance vol­un­teers re­sponded as well as the RAC Res­cue He­li­copter which took the man to hos­pi­tal in Perth.

The man re­quired stitches and was kept in hos­pi­tal overnight for ob­ser­va­tion, how­ever Mr Wor­thing­ton said his con­di­tion was good and he was due to be re­leased on Thurs­day.

Mr Wor­thing­ton praised the vol­un­teers’ quick re­sponse and care of the man.

“The St John Am­bu­lance and RAC guys were fan­tas­tic and he got the best care he pos­si­bly could,” he said.

Drakes­brook Win­ery was among the first pri­vate prop­er­ties hit dur­ing the bush­fires but with re­build­ing ef­forts over the past 18 months, it is due to re­open again in six weeks.

It was quite heavy and the guy got a gash to the head. -Bernard Wor­thing­ton

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