5 Apr 2017

Lucky Construction Worker saved by...

Onlookers watched heart-stopping moment a construction worker plunged from a 8-metre high wall after scaffolding collapsed.

Incredibly, the man was saved from serious injury after being caught with bare hands by a martial arts coach who used to work as a stunt double for Jet Li.

The worker was setting up a billboard on the second floor of the building when the scaffold suddenly fell.

Thankfully, he was quick enough to grab onto the wall while steel bars and cement lay in a mess below him.

Gu Zhiying the owner of a nearby coffee shop, hurried to fetch sofa cushions and mattresses and placed them onto the ground below the worker, only known as Wang.

Her husband Wu Qiang, the martial arts coach, reached out and managed to catch Wang before he plunged to the ground.

Wang, who is aged in his fifties, hurt his back and arm in the fall but escaped serious injury.

Scaffolding should be inspected before using it for the first time and every 7 days thereafter

Defective equipment can significantly increase the potential for accidents in the workplace so providing training and guidance is key to ensuring that employees are competent in the use of, and inspection of, workplace equipment. Preventative maintenance not only improves safety but can seriously reduce maintenance costs by spotting faults early, before they develop into something more serious.

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