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    FATALITY: WALL COLLAPSE CRUSHES WORKMAN

    Head injuries caused by falling concrete blocks

    It has been reported (3 June) by the Bournemouth Echo that a workman has died whilst carrying out construction work on a residential property. The deceased is believed to be in his 30s and is reported to have died when “concrete blocks landed” on the man whilst he worked on a building site in West Dorset.

    The air ambulance was called but the man, who suffered head injuries, was declared dead at the scene. Dorset Police, Dorset Fire and Rescue Service and South Western Ambulance Service were all called to the incident in Lyme Regis. A spokesman for South Western Ambulance Service said:

    “We were called at around 2pm to reports that a wall had collapsed on a male patient in his 30s. Big concrete blocks had landed on the patient and he suffered head injuries. The spokesman added that four ambulance vehicles attended the scene, including one first responder vehicle, an ambulance and two hazardous-area response vehicles.

    “The hazardous area response team were there to assist fire officers as it was believed the patient was trapped. The air ambulance was on its way with a doctor on board as well, but when first responders were at the scene the patient was found to be beyond any help from us.”

    Dorset Police confirmed they attended a ‘serious industrial accident’ and were called to the scene at 2.15pm. A spokesperson for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said it is aware of the incident and is currently working with police.

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