Tonne of glass falls on worker

A tonne of glass fell on a worker in Queensland, leaving him with serious injuries.

The man was unloading glass from a crate inside a container at Pacific Glass and Security in Kawana when the accident occurred.

The loud crash was heard by many workers around the Metier Linkway industrial complex who rushed to help the man who was pinned by his head.

"I heard the glass fall, I ran out to see what had happened and saw his head was pinned up against another pallet," Kurt Peckston told Sunshine Coast Daily.

As workers worked to try and free the man, glass which was pulled from the man’s head fell on his ankle.

"It dropped and hit his leg and snapped his ankle in half," Peckston said.

It is thought that 22 sheets of glass fell from an overall height of two metres.

Forensic police officers collected photos of the scene and an investigation is underway.

"Police conducted preliminary inquiries and then will hand it over to workplace Health and Safety investigators," Acting Senior Sgt Frank O'Sullivan said.

An ambulance spokeswoman said the man suffered severe cuts to the leg and facial injuries.

He remains in a serious but stable condition.

Image: Sunshine Coast Daily

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