ACCIDENT SCENE: Adam Wegner is wheeled into an ambulance after falling four floors from a holiday unit.
ACCIDENT SCENE: Adam Wegner is wheeled into an ambulance after falling four floors from a holiday unit. Iain Curry

Death-defying brickie suffers massive injuries

THE survival of a man who fell four storeys from a Mooloolaba holiday unit is being described as a miracle.

Adam Wegner, 39, a self-employed bricklayer, suffered internal injuries that probably will take months to heal, but he is alive.

"He needs to go and buy a lotto ticket," one observer, who declined to have his name published, said.

It's believed Mr Wegner suffered a broken pelvis, swollen spleen, cracked vertebrae and four broken ribs.

It's understood he still had movement in his arms and legs.

Mr Wegner fell from the balcony of a fourth-floor unit at the rear of the Bay Views and Harbourview Apartments in Douglas St about 3.30pm on Wednesday.

He landed on an aluminium chair on a paved barbecue area.

It's believed the chair broke his fall and helped save his life.

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Mr Wegner, who is being treated in Nambour Hospital with his girlfriend and parents by his side, declined to be interviewed by The Daily.

His parents also declined to be interviewed.

There are disputes over whether Mr Wegner was intoxicated at the time of the fall, although this information was provided to the Daily on Wednesday by several emergency services staff and witnesses.

Mr Wegner did not walk away from the fall, but was taken by stretcher to an ambulance in pain after the incident.

Andrew Staehr, of Archers Body Corporate Manager, provided a comment on behalf of the complex's body corporate.

"Our thoughts are with the victim and his family at this time," Mr Staehr said.

"The incident is currently being investigated and we will know more details once this is complete.

"We are confident that Harbourview Mooloolaba complies with the industry's strict safety regulations and went through a workplace health and safety audit in 2013."


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