Maddington construction site collapses: Harrowing CCTV footage captures heartbreaking moment after boy is seriously injured

Poignant CCTV footage captures the insane moments after a young boy fell from a half-finished house and suffered serious injuries.

The 12-year-old was playing on a construction site with his younger brother, a cousin, and a friend in Maddington on Monday night when it is believed he jumped from a wooden roof and fell down a metal pole with him, knocking him to the ground. . head.

The safety vision shows the dramatic moments after the boy’s fall, with one of the children running to a nearby house for help.


A man walks to the construction site to help the injured boy.

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Camera IconSecurity footage shows the heartbreaking aftermath of the fall. Credit: delivered/delivered

Moments later, two kids run down the street to a third friend on a bicycle, yelling, “Do you have your phone with you?”

The boy on the bike hands over his phone while a girl stands visibly sad and crying.

She is comforted by one of her friends.

The troubled trio returns to the accident scene, shocking the girl.

A few minutes later, three ambulances arrive on the scene.

Camera IconPolice was at the scene of the horror incident today. Credit: Justin Benson-Cooper/The West Australian

Several cars, believed to be owned by family or friends, are chasing them quickly.

The injured boy was taken to Perth Children’s Hospital with serious head injuries.

A family member said she was in shock from the accident.

She said her cousin was “the funniest boy” and “loved his footy”.

Camera icon An investigation was underway at the site today. Credit: Justin Benson-Cooper/The West Australian

The distraught resident said she saw an ambulance drive past her home shortly after but was unsure at the time what had happened.

“I woke up this morning to the news that a child had fallen through the roof,” Ms. Watson said.

She said neighbors had shared their concerns about children playing on the construction site.

“Why does this (incident) need to be taken to take action to keep these children and our property safe?” she said.

“I feel physically sick that it always takes something like that to get someone moving.”

WorkSafe officers have been investigating the construction site – where the accident area has been restricted next to a fallen metal roof beam in the half-finished house – since 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The house builder, Jason, was on hand and said the construction zone was “safe” and in order.

He said most of the missing scaffolding fences had been “stolen” because of “the area we are in “.

WorkSafe instructed the builder to set the fence upright and tie it down, so it does not fall.

They also gave Jason and two of his workers “Authorized Persons Only” signs to hang around the property.

“Our thoughts are with the boy and his family at this very challenging time,” said WorkSafe Commissioner Darren Kavanagh.

“WorkSafe will investigate under the new Work Health and Safety Act, with a shorter investigation time of two years.

“Construction sites are known high-risk environments that pose risks to workers and others.”

Police do not consider the fall suspicious.

John D.Mayne
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