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    INJURED WORKMAN RESCUED FROM MAJOR PROJECT SCAFFOLD

    Traffic halted as emergency services rescue injured construction worker

    A 30 year-old construction worker has been retrieved by the emergency services from scaffolding on the new library and history centre site in Worcester.

    It is understood the workman had fallen and landed awkwardly on his back. A aerial ladder platform was used as the quickest and safest option to bring the man to ground level.

    A rope rescue team from Malvern on was on standby during the rescue.

    The man was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital and is not thought to be seriously injured

    A Galliford Try spokesperson said:

    “We can confirm that an employee working for Northfield Construction, one of our sub-contractors, injured his back at our Worcester Library site.The Butts was closed for 30 minutes while the fire service lifted him off level two of the new building, where he had been working. The road was the closest point of access.”

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