The Woolworths pop-up shop in Kiama remains closed following a horror workplace accident that left a man in hospital.
The man was airlifted to St George Hospital in Sydney and is in a stable condition.
SafeWork NSW is investigating the accident and Woolworths Group issued a statement on Thursday that said: "Our thoughts are with the contractor and their family".
This was the third construction worker to fall from a height in the Illawarra during the past week, after a Bulli worker fell and was impaled on a metal bar, and Oak Flats man Connor Pringle fell sustaining critical head injuries.
The Woolworths pop-up shop had been servicing the community after the store closed on Monday, July 24 so the roof could be replaced.
"This is temporarily closed for the safety of team and customers while investigations continue into yesterday's incident," a Woolworths Group spokesman said.
It had been operating out of the BWS in Kiama Village and offering a small selection of milk, bread, fresh produce, eggs and other essential products.
The spokesman said stage two works on a new decked car park, direct-to-boot facility and refurbishment of the store commenced in July.
"Upon completion the new centre will provide: a full-range supermarket, including a direct-to-boot service; a range of specialty shops and services, including an alfresco dining area; improved car parking and access; and refreshed design, amenity and landscaping," he said.
Woolworths Kiama remains on track to open at the end of 2023.
"We appreciate the patience and understanding of the community as we continue to upgrade the Kiama Village shopping centre for customers," the spokesman said.
He declined however to provide details on the cost of the works "given we have our FY [financial year] results next month".
A shuttle bus is operating from Kiama to Shellharbour Stockland to assist the community.
- Pick-up location: Bus stop on Terralong Street opposite Kiama Village
- Destination: Stockland Shellharbour and return
- Operating Hours: 11am (departure) to 2pm (arrival back at Kiama)
- Operating Dates: Wednesday 26 July to Monday 14 August (Monday, Wednesday, Friday only)
The bus will be wheelchair accessible and have Woolworths team member/s onboard to assist customers.