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Paul Bailey

“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, with his family

Paul Bailey and his family

Last updated
15 March 2019

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