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INCIDENT:ELECTRICAL EXPLOSION ON UTILITIES PROJECT

Workman suffers  ‘life-threatening’ injuries in electrical explosion

A 24-year-old workman is in a life-threatening condition after an ‘electrical explosion’ south in New Malden south of London on 18th March. A Police spokesman said:

“It is believed that earlier today around 7.30am at the junction of Kingston Road and Cleveland Road, a junction box exploded that caused serious injury to a 24-year-old workman from Selwood Pump and Plant on site at the time of the incident.

London Ambulance service were called and took him to a south London hospital where his condition is described as life-threatening. Health and safety officers from Kingston Council are to investigate. We are not saying anything more until health and safety do their investigation.”

Selwood are involved in a Thames Water project to repair a collapsed sewer. A spokesperson said:

“We are aware an incident of a serious nature took place this morning with one of our employees. We have yet to discover the full extent of his injuries, but we will be following his progress with concern. Our south east senior management team have been briefed and will be conducting a full investigation. His family are with him at hospital.”

The site of the incident is adjacent to a Barratts Home-owned development site used as a base for electrical generators, vans and sewage pipes. Engineers have been seen taking photographs of one the power generators where the man is believed to have been injured.

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