Man injured during winery repair work
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