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Hole worker fell through and plummeted 2 storeys was too big to cover but should have had guardrails or other safety measures in place: Court
Benefits were locked in when worker was deemed unemployable; Decision not reviewable after five years
Ongoing modified work, PTSD diagnosis, similar symptoms that developed 3 years after original incident all pointed to compatibility with original mental stress injury
Gap in continuity raised questions over causation but worker had psychological issues deserving of temporary entitlement starting soon after workplace injury
Worker claimed he couldn’t work night shift for medical reasons, but medical information he provided didn’t support his argument