Construction worker in clinic after fall

An elderly builder had to be hospitalised following a work accident in Lower Austria yesterday (Mon).

The man may have lost his balance before falling off a ladder, officials in Mödling south of Vienna said today. They added that he fell from a height of six metres and landed in an excavation pit.

The construction worker was taken to a nearby hospital. Medical authorities did not release any information on what kind of injuries he sustained in the fall.