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Man airlifted after fall

This Byron building was the scene of a workplace accident.
This Byron building was the scene of a workplace accident. Blainey Woodham

A MAN installing roof insulation at a factory in Byron Bay today was flown to hospital after he fell 10m through a roof.

The 53-year-old man was working on top of a factory on the corner of Brigandine Dr and Centennial Circuit at about 10.45am today.

The man fell through the roof and landed on the cement below.

Paramedics from Byron Bay rushed to the scene and found the man unconscious.

NSW Ambulance Brunswick Valley zone's Inspector Greg Powell said the man sustained multiple injuries.

"He was working on the roof in the industrial area when he fell through the roof," he said.

"He received a serious head injury, pelvic injury and leg injury.

"He was stabilised by paramedics before being taken to the helicopter where he was further stabilised by a doctor and paramedic.

"He was flown to Gold Coast Hospital in a serious condition."

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter landed in a clearing behind the BP Service Station on Bayshore Dr.

Scaffolding surrounded the factory where the accident occurred and the man was believed to have fallen through the roof of a small clothing warehouse inside the factory.

The height of the fall varied between emergency services and Workcover, which said the man only fell 5m.

"Inquiries suggest he was installing insulation and mesh," a Workcover spokeswoman said.

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