Construction site in Burradoo, Southern Highlands

Incident Type

Fall resulting in fatality

Date of Incident

July 24, 2023

Total Workers Involved

1 (Connor Pringle)

Total Fatalities

1 (Connor Pringle)

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The Southern Highlands community is in mourning after the sudden and tragic loss of 20-year-old Illawarra tradesman Connor Pringle, who was killed in a construction site incident in Burradoo. Safework NSW is currently investigating the circumstances that led to the young worker’s fatal injury.

Details of the Incident

Connor Pringle sustained critical injuries after a fall on a construction site in Burradoo on a Monday and was airlifted to Liverpool Hospital. Despite the best efforts of medical personnel, Connor’s injuries proved fatal, and he passed away on Thursday. A crime scene has been established, and a full police report is pending for the coroner.

Operational Context

The worksite where the incident took place is under investigation by Safework NSW, with the exact cause of the fall yet to be determined. This incident is part of a distressing trend in the area, with multiple serious worksite accidents occurring in the region within a fortnight.

Court’s Decision and Impact on Victims

While there has been no court decision yet, as the case is currently under investigation, the impact on the victim’s family and the community is significant. The Pringle family has been described as well-known and supported within their community, evidenced by the substantial funds raised to support them through this difficult time.

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