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    LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC VILLAGE FALL ACCIDENT

    Work suspended after scaffolder injured in fall from height

    It  has been reported that a scaffolder has been injured after falling whilst working on one of the accommodation blocks at the athletes Olympic Village site.

    It is understood he suffered a fractured arm after falling 3m. Bovis Lend Lease is main contractor for the Olympic Village project. The injured man is believed to be employed by a sub-contractor.

    The Olympics Delivery Authority spokesperson said: 

    “a scaffolder working on the Olympic Village site fell a short distance, sustaining a suspected broken arm. The on-site medical team attended immediately, quickly followed by the ambulance service who have driven the worker to hospital for further treatment. The incident is being thoroughly looked into to ensure the high safety record we have achieved across the site so far is maintained.”

    Comment

    The London 2012 construction projects have to date reported highly successful outcomes in injury prevention.

    The HSE website contains a number of good practice case studies based on practices adopted on London 2012 construction projects.

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