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    INCIDENT: WORKMAN TRAPPED IN LIFT SHAFT

    Worker seriously injured in office block lift decommissioning incident

    It has been reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post (24/7) that a construction worker has been seriously injured whilst working in the lift shaft of a Leeds office block. The man is believed to have been trapped whilst dismantling the lift at Prince William House, Queen Street, in the city centre. 

    It is reported that Quarmby Construction was contracted to carry out the building project.

    Fire Watch manager Ross Philips said:

    “The ambulance had arrived first and by the time we got there the incident had already happened and there was nothing more that we could do. Our job was to make the area safe, work with police to keep people away from the area and inform the Health and Safety Executive.”

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