The employee of Sydney Airport is being watched by a FALCON who lived in a Qantas aircraft hangar
- The Sydney Airport employee almost loses sight after being attacked by peregrine falcon
- On October 22 the worker entered a Qantas hangar where the falcons hang
- Worker was attacked and his eyes were measured when he was near the bird's food source
- TWU confirmed that the man could lose sight of his eye after the attack
An airport employee in Sydney almost lost an eye after a falcon in a Qantas hangar struck his eyes as he entered a technical hangar.
The worker was in a Qantas hangar at Sydney airport when he was attacked by the falcon on October 22.
The attack left the man with serious injuries to his eye, which could lead to loss of vision, as well as injuries to his face and head.
The peregrine falcons have used the hangars for two decades as sleeping places for which the Transport Workers & Union said they created a dangerous workplace.
An airport worker in Sydney almost lost an eye after a peregrine falcon in a Qantas hangar gushed at his eyes as he entered the building to start working on an airplane on October 22 (stock image)
The NSW Secretary of the TWU Richard Olsen said that Daily Mail Australia employees now fear for their safety.
& # 39; Members now fear for their personal safety if they are required to enter the hangars where these birds reside, & he said.
Olsen said employees were not adequately warned about the risks of falcons in the hangar before going to work.
& # 39; TWU members are not aware of any communication from Qantas about the possible unsafe working environment that caused the presence of these birds & he said.
The TWU also claimed that the personnel was still required to work on site on the weekend after the attack and without adequate personal protective equipment.
& # 39; Members have reported that they were required to work in the hangar this weekend where not all employees had adequate personal protective equipment available & # 39 ;, said Olsen.
& # 39; TWU members are now calling on Qantas to consider alternative schedules for the crew of the fleet presentation to clean the Qantas fleet. & # 39;
A Qantas spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that it was not known that the falcons spent decades in technical hangars at Sydney Airport.
& # 39; This is the first incident we have had and we ensure that employees working in and around the hangar are reminded of the presence of the falcons, & # 39; said the spokesman.
The NSW Secretary of the TWU Richard Olsen said that Daily Mail Australia employees now fear for their safety, while Qantas said it would ensure that all staff were informed of the bird's presence
The spokesperson said that Qantas also works with nature groups to ensure that the protected species can stay safely with & # 39; the other large birds in the hangar & # 39 ;.
& # 39; They actually help keep smaller birds, rats, and mice out of the hangars, & # 39; said the spokesman.
An internal security warning from Qantas sent to employees at Sydney airport was obtained by Daily Mail Australia and outlined how the incident took place.
& # 39; The employee performed his normal duties in the hangar environment. The falcon attacked the worker when they were near the food source of the Falcon, the safety assessment said.
& # 39; A second worker saw a falcon submerge them as he walked through the hangar. Falcons have more activity during their breeding cycle from September to November. & # 39;
Olsen confirmed that the TWU did not want to see the birds removed after the attack, but offered an alternative solution.
& # 39; Members are not asking for the birds to be removed, but rather for Qanta & # 39; s to have airplanes cleaned before being taken to the hangar in question where these birds of prey are resting and hunting & # 39 ;, he said.
Olsen confirmed that the TWU did not want the birds to be removed after the attack, but that the aircraft had to be cleaned before they could be moved to hangars where the birds are hanging around
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