Investigation launched after a scaffolder fell 10m
It has been reported that a scaffolder working at Fawley refinery has fallen through the roof of a disused building. He is being treated for serious injuries.
The injured man is understood to employed by a contractor which supports the operation of the petro-chemical complex. A refinery spokesman said the accident occurred on Saturday 3rd December.
A South Central Ambulance Service spokesman said:
“We sent a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance, one of our officers, the fire service co-responder from Hythe and the air ambulance to the scene. The patient was a 33-year-old male who had fallen through the roof of a disused building on to a concrete floor.
He had fallen from a height of around ten metres and landed on his left side, sustaining serious injuries to his left arm, left leg and pelvis. He was treated at the scene by the air ambulance team before being flown to Southampton General Hospital.”