23-Year-Old Man Injured In Industrial Accident

November 3, 2015

Around 1:00pm today, [Nov 3], emergency services responded to an industrial accident at a construction site on Tucker’s Town Road in which a 23-year-old workman had fallen off the scaffolding.

A police spokesperson said, “Around 1:00pm, today, [3-Nov- 2015], Emergency Services were dispatched to a report of a medical emergency, which occurred at a construction site on Tucker’s Town Road, St. Georges.

“It was reported that a 23 year old workman who was positioned on scaffolding, had fallen approximately 8-10 feet before hitting the ground. As a result, the victim sustained a laceration to his head.

“The victim was conscious throughout the incident and was subsequently transported to KEMH for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening. Government Health & Safety personnel were informed and attended the site.”

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  1. Hopefully this individual will be safe and recover from his head injuries without further complication. I visited the site and was somewhat taken-aback in seeing there workmen without protective headgear:-( If not mistaken, isn’t it mandatory for “workmen” to wear protective head gear?

  2. Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

    Hope this ain’t the same site as the other industrial accident…noticed no names just a road name…jus’ sayin’

  3. Sitting back says:

    And what if it is the same site? Get a life!

    • sen says:

      You get a life. How many incidents need to happen for someone to evaluate if proper safety procedure is occurring. “Get a life”…that’s what we are trying to insure fool! That we haven’t lost unnecessary lives in the process. Or ‘lives’ don’t matter?

  4. Widget says:

    It is difficult at best for anyone to fall from a scaffolding if the proper safety rails, walkways have been installed. I wasn’t there and I don’t know how he fell, but I do know most contractors use a single wooden plank as a walkway and that is dangerous. Health and safety need to inspect all scaffolding whenever they have been erected, no exceptions. That’s my observation.

  5. Widget says:

    @Kepping it Real. No not the same work site. The other one was an unfortunate accident.

  6. Tiger Lily says:

    I recently visited some construction sites while overseas. In one country, before a worker can enter the site, they must have on their required safety equipment for the line of work they will do in order to enter the site. A list in very large print on a huge sign was at the entrance point. I found it interesting to see different types of gloves being worn by the workers to protect from chemicals, injury from burns, etc. In another country the entire construction sites are boarded off with an additional perimeter and huge signs cautioning pedestrians to not walk near area.

    We wish the injured man a speedy recovery.

  7. DarkStar says:

    Hard hats——————HA. When was the last time you saw a group of workers on a house where hard hats??? Better yet, how about looking for one of the most critical pieces of safety gear that should always be worn on a job site (but in de islands it is the rarest form of safety equipment)—-work boots! Health and safety should visit ALL small job sites and enforce safety rules-the problem is that everybody wants to look at the big sites (which are pretty good with health and safety) instead visit the small guys who have a full staff of sneaker wearing workmen on a construction site—

  8. Widget says:

    Health & safety, really they have that here. Okay so when do they ever leave there offices. Honestly with all the construction projects going on have you ever heard of anyone being charged with an infraction/violation? Next time any of you pass a construction site take note ot the apparel the workman have on and you may well see it’s not fit for a construction site. Honestly Health & Safety here is a joke.