A carpenter’s helper, who was working at a carpenter workshop when she was struck by a car in the early hours of Monday morning, is now in a coma.
The 28-year-old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was in the shop at the time when the incident happened.
She was working alone in the workshop when a car drove up and struck her on the back of the head.
“It’s a terrible incident,” she said.
“The car had a hole through the front passenger side window and the car had its windows rolled down.”
I was knocked down onto the floor, my hands were on the ground and I had a blood stain on my face.
“Her colleague, who is also a carpenter, said she did not know what happened next but had tried to intervene.”
She didn’t know what to do.””
She was a little scared.
She didn’t know what to do.”
The worker is now recovering in hospital and is expected to be discharged soon.
She said she was grateful to the other carpenter, who did not want to be named.
“He helped me through the night,” she told BBC Radio Perth.
“We didn’t have a car or a driver.”‘
The car was moving too fast’The woman’s employer, who does not want their name published, said the carpenter had been working alone on the workshop’s carpenter flooring and was in a “serious” state of shock.
“They [the carpenter] have been doing their work in peace and we just had to get them out of there,” they said.
The woman was a member of a disability advocacy group and was working in the car shop when the accident happened.
“If it wasn’t for them, this wouldn’t have happened,” she added.
“This could have been avoided if they had been on time.”
You could just have put them on their back, you know, they were working on the floor in the back and they were not in the path of the car.
“The group is calling for carpenters to be more aware of their surroundings and make better choices when working on a car.”
As carpentering professionals, we are aware of our surroundings and know that our work can affect our health and wellbeing,” they added.
The group also urged carpentaries to make sure they use a lift when working in narrow spaces.”
Some people think the car is too fast to stop, but it’s not, it’s just a matter of balance,” one member said.
A spokesperson for the Victorian Government said they were aware of the incident and would be looking into it.”
Any accident involving an apprentice will be reported to the Victorian Police Service,” a spokesperson said.