‘Brilliant young footballer’ dies two weeks after rooftop fall at work TRIBUTES: West Wallsend soccer player Jaryd Hayter was described as a “brilliant young footballer” and a “remarkable young man” by his club. Picture: Facebook.
TEAM: Jaryd’s team after the grand final.
SUPPORT: Club president Jason Taylor holds Jaryd Hayter’s jersey after the grand final.
TweetFacebookMr Hayter was injured on Thursday, August 23, when he fell through a roof at a business at24 Old Punt Road, Tomago –understood to be coating businessWet and Dry Coatings.
The apprentice electricianfell “between 40 to 50 feet” andsuffered significant injuries to his feet and legs, a NSW Ambulance spokesman said at the time.
He was transported by road to John Hunter Hospital and was in a critical condition a day after the incident.
Mr Hayter is understood to have been onlife support before his death.
It is unclear who Mr Hayter was working for at the time of the Tomago incident.
A spokesperson for SafeWork NSW said at the time its“initial inquiries indicate the worker was installing solar panels on the roof of the building when he fell through a skylight and landed on the ground below”.
It said onThursday the investigation was “ongoing”.
Mr Hayter’s West Wallsend football teamplayed in the19 YearsNorthern League Onegrand final on Sunday, defeating Kahibah 1-0.
Theclub extended their “love and support” to the Hayter family in its post on Thursday and thanked the wider football community for its thoughts.
“Thank you to everyone from the Newcastle football community for getting behind Jaryd and his family over the past few weeks,” the club’s Facebook post said.
“Let’s continue to love and support one another through this incredibly difficult time.”