A man has been injured in a fall at a workplace in Manly.

Just before 11.00am this morning (Friday, 28 April), emergency services responded to a report of a man falling from scaffolding at a worksite at North Steyne, Manly.

Four NSW Ambulance crews, including NSW Ambulance Inspector Carolyn Parish, and the CareFlight Rescue Helicopter responded to the incident scene. CareFlight landed at Manly Oval, Sydney Road, Manly,  just after 11.20am and were conveyed to the incident scene by officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command.

Paramedics and the CareFlight critical care team assessed a 60-year-old man who had fallen approximately 4m from scaffolding, landing on his right side. The man had a suspected broken right leg and was complaining of intense pain in his right hip.

The man was treated and stabilised at the scene, with the CareFlight doctor and critical care paramedic performing an ultrasound to determine the extent of the man’s injuries.

He was administered advanced pain relief, including a nerve block at the scene before he was transported by road to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition by NSW Ambulance just before 12.15pm.

It is understood an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident will be undertaken by SafeWork NSW.

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