Man flown to hospital after ladder fall

A COLAC district man had scans in Melbourne yesterday after falling from a ladder.

A helicopter flew the 58-year-old man to the Alfred Hospital in a stable condition after a two-metre fall at Pirron Yallock.

Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said the incident happened about 10.40am yesterday.

“He fell two metres to a concrete veranda,” Mr Mullen said.

“He’s had some loss of consciousness and he’s got some back soreness,” he said.

“He was put in a spinal collar and just in case there’s a chance of spinal injuries, they’ll do a further assessment at the hospital.”

Mr Mullen said the incident was a timely reminder for people to take care on ladders.

“It’s a warning that when people are clearing gutters, just to take extra care when you’re using ladders,” he said.

Meanwhile, a kettle caused a commotion at Aireys Inlet yesterday.

A Country Fire Authority spokesman said firefighters answered a call to a Great Ocean Road apartment at 7.51am.

The spokesman said the incident caused no damage.

“It was a kettle left on,” he said.

CFA crews also attended a tree fire at Lorne’s Erskine Falls Road on Saturday morning.

The CFA spokesman said firefighters took four minutes to bring the fire under control.

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