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.