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    MEWP OVERTURNING INCIDENT

    Workman critical after mobile elevating work platform overturns

    A construction worker is reported to have been seriously injured after being trapped by steel on a new build retail project in Oxfordshire. Paramedics found the 28-year-old man with life-threatening injuries and he was been taken by air ambulance to the John Radcliffe Hospital. A further report suggests that the incident took place at the the Simons Developments £40m project. It is reported that it is ‘thought he was trapped underneath the cherry picker when it toppled over’. 

    Comment: HSE Construction Division have been running an initiative during the last 18 months to improve the management of MEWPs. The rise in use of MEWPs over the last 10-15 years has reduced the number of deaths amoung certain trades e.g steel erectors. However, this incident is a timely reminder that their use comes with risks that still need to be managed.

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    1. FATAL MEWP INCIDENT UPDATE | PP Construction Safety News Desk Says:

      […] August 19 a 28-year-old workman died in hospital from extensive injuries caused whilst working on a construction project in […]