“I share my story and the importance of safety in the workplace, to hopefully prevent others from having something like this happen to them.”
Paul Bailey, an experienced electrician working on a Queensland construction site, was helping unload a switchboard from a truck when it slipped from its sling and fell on top of him in February 2007.
Paul sustained T12 paraplegia, and returned home from hospital four months later in a wheelchair. Married with two children who were aged just three and four at the time, Paul’s injury has taken a huge physical, emotional and financial toll on him and his family.
Paul is now focused on turning the incident into a positive, by sharing his story as a presenter for the Spinal Education Awareness Team (SEAT) workplace injury prevention program, and participating in the Consultative committee for work related fatalities and serious incidents.
Paul Bailey and his family
- Last updated
- 15 March 2019