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Apprentice speaks up about CPR need after worker death

Apprentice bricklayer Jack Goodman-Jones was the only person who could perform CPR after a workmate had a heart attack on a job site in Tannum Sands.
Apprentice bricklayer Jack Goodman-Jones was the only person who could perform CPR after a workmate had a heart attack on a job site in Tannum Sands. Brenda Strong

A GLADSTONE apprentice has spoken up about the crucial need to know CPR, after a tragic emergency on a building site.

Last month, Jack Goodman-Jones, 18, was working on a house on Jacinta Crt in Tannum Sands when he heard a fellow worker calling for help.

"I thought he was saying help with a plaster sheet," Mr Goodman-Jones said.

"He said help again and I turned my head and he was panicking."

Mr Goodman-Jones said the 53-year-old man had suffered a heart attack and had fallen from his stool.

The bricklaying apprentice called triple zero and had to run to the end of the street to find out the address, before returning to the scene.

The man's brother, also a plasterer, was at the scene trying to administer CPR for about three minutes before Mr Goodman-Jones took over.

"I've done surf lifesaving and I've done CPR on one person before," he said.

"I only know it through surf lifesaving. I haven't got any first aid (training through work)."

Mr Goodman-Jones performed CPR for up to 20 minutes before the ambulance arrived. The man died later in hospital due to a variety of factors.

Mr Goodman-Jones said the incident showed more workers needed CPR knowledge for work sites.

"I don't think many people know CPR in the industry," he said. "If I wasn't there, no one would have given him CPR until the ambos were there.

"I think it would help if there was something like a CPR board up. Someone could look at it and take action and control and talk someone through the steps.

"It would have helped more, I don't know if it would have been different."

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 states that a workplace must ensure an adequate number of workers are trained to administer first aid at the workplace or have access to trained people.

Topics:  emergency, first aid, health, workplace health and safety



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