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    MAJOR CONTRACTOR INVOLVED IN FIT-OUT FALLS

    Two workmen in serious condition after 10m fall through warehouse ceiling

    It has be reported that two construction workers are in a serious condition after falling 10m through a warehouse ‘ceiling’.

    The incident has occurred at the site of a new Co-op warehouse in Newhouse, Lanarkshire. The men are expected to remain in Monklands General Hospital for several days.

    John Sisk is fitting-out the new 496,507ft² distribution warehouse and offices for Co-Operative Retail Ltd at Newhouse Motherwell.

    The works involve frozen and chilled refrigeration, mechanical and electrical services, vehicle maintenance, wash and refuelling bay, sprinkler system, internal racking and full fit-out to the office areas.

    A spokesman for Strathclyde Police said:

    “The younger man had various injuries to his leg and the side of his body. The older man had fractured his arm and had a lower back injury. The injuries are no longer regarded as life threatening.”

    John Sisk and Son Ltd are said to be “working with the Health and Safety Executive, as well as conducting its own investigations”. The injured men were engaged by a sub contractor.

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