When the world falls in on you

Wednesday, 16 April, 2003

It could be because you've stored equipment or stock on a suspended ceiling. You might think that only a very stupid person would do this but according to WorkSafe Victoria, it does happen and indeed most recently did happen to a storeman who fell through a suspended ceiling while storing empty boxes.

"They are typically lightweight constructions with the ceiling material only held by a light aluminium frame or wire," said WorkSafe Executive Director, John Merritt, who added, "Staff need safety instruction and an awareness of the potential dangers. Australian Standards must be observed to ensure work practices are safe."

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