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FATALITY FALL FROM HEIGHT

Workman dies after falling over 10 metres on water project

A contract worker is reported to have died after falling from height on a United Utilities project to build a storm water holding tank in Macclesfield. The police commented that “a 45-year-old man from Liverpool working on a construction site fell down an access manhole into a storm drain on Thursday, August 14. HSE and Macclesfield Special Investigation Unit are investigating the case.”

A spokesperson for Morgan Est, sub-contracted by United Utilites to work on the storm drain, said: “Our Safety Team is working with the Health and Safety Executive to establish how the accident occurred. Safety is paramount at Morgan Est and we are greatly shocked and saddened that such a tragedy should have happened. Our thoughts are with those personally affected. Until we have the results of the investigation, we cannot comment any further.”

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2 Responses to “FATALITY FALL FROM HEIGHT”

  1. RECENT CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES | PP Construction Safety News Desk Says:

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    […] Halligan was completing brickwork on a manhole at the time of the accident. He was employed by Galt Engineering who were subcontractors to Morgan Est constructing […]