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INCIDENT: BANKSMAN SUFFERS SERIOUS ELECTRIC SHOCK

Mobile crane on new homes project site strikes overhead power cable 

It has been reported by the Wiltshire Times that a banksman working at the site of Trowbridge Rugby Club’s new ground suffer a severe electric shock when a crane he was standing near “touched the wires”.

He is reported to have been treated by paramedics at the scene and then taken by air ambulance to the Royal United Hospital in Bath. He is believed to have been in cardiac arrest with medical staff using a defibrillator to resuscitate him before he was taken away from the scene.

It is understood the man was banking the crane lifting steel beams into place. Work on the site has been halted.

The site is being operated by Ashford Homes and HSE has been alerted.

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