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INCIDENT: LIFT ENGINEER INJURED

Investigation launched after engineer trapped during lift repairs

It has been reported by the Bolton News that HSE has launched an investigation after an engineer suffered serious injuries when he was trapped by a lift he was repairing. The incident took place in Elizabeth House ,occupied by the Job Centre and Department for Work and Pensions.

The 34-year-old man, who is reported to work for German multi-national engineering firm ThysennKrupp, was airlifted to Wythenshawe hospital after getting stuck in the lift on Monday 4th Nov. A call was made to the fire service just before 11am reporting banging and screaming below the lift.

Fire crews from attended the incident along with an air ambulance helicopter, paramedics and police.

It is not clear how exactly the accident happened conflicting reports from the emergency services described the man as either falling under the lift or the lift moving upwards and trapping him above it. He suffered severe injuries to his left arm and right leg.

A spokesman for the HSE said:

“HSE is investigating the incident which happened on Monday in Bolton town centre. An investigator has been down to the site, and at the end of the investigation they will decide whether to take any further action.”

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