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    INCIDENT: WORKMAN ‘FIGHTS FOR LIFE’ AFTER FALL

    Contractor who fell through roof in ‘critical’ condition

    It has been reported by the Blackpool Gazette that HSE has launched an investigation after a workman was left “fighting for his life” following a 30ft fall through a skylight.

    Roofer Paul Jones is said to have been repairing a leak on the roof of a building on Poulton industrial estate in Blackpool when he fell into the warehouse below. The 48-year-old had ‘just started work’ on the roof of Deltec Industries Limited.

    The Police say he suffered ‘life threatening’ injuries to his head, back, legs and an eye and his condition was described as ‘critical’.

    The Gazette reports comment from John McGregor, Production Manager at Deltec Industries, a tool making company who said the incident was a ‘tragic accident’, adding:

    “We administered first aid on site and called an ambulance and he was taken away to hospital. He was conscious and was able to speak with us. It was a tragic accident and we are all quite upset.

    I would say that nobody could have expected it. I interviewed him only a week ago. He just started work for us.

    Our thoughts are with his family at the moment and we are wishing him a full and speedy recovery.”

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