63-Year-Old Man Injured In Industrial Accident

May 2, 2016

[Updated] A 50+ year old man was injured in an industrial accident while working at a private home this morning [May 2], and the BFRS said while the “severity of his injuries cannot be confirmed at this time” they “are not thought to be life-threatening.”

The BFRS said, “At approximately 10:45am on Monday, May 2, 2016, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] responded to a report of an industrial accident.

Fire Service spokesperson Sergeant Jamal Albuoy said, “BRFS responded to the incident with our central appliance from the Hamilton Station with 5 personnel, along with an ambulance.

“On our arrival, it was discovered that a 50+ year old male had falling approximately 12 feet from scaffolding whilst working and sustained some injury as result on the fall. However, his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening at this time.

“He was immediately assessed and treated on scene by our EMTs and hospital personnel. The patient will be transported to hospital via ambulance for further medical attention.

“The severity of his injuries cannot be confirmed at this time. The incident is currently under investigation.”

Update 12.53pm: A police spokesperson said, “At approximately 11:10am on Monday first responders attended a report of an industrial accident.

“It appears that a 63 year old man was painting on a scaffolding when it broke away from the building, this resulted in the 63 year old man as well as the scaffolding falling approximately 20 feet onto the rocks below.

“The man was taken to the hospital where he is being treated for minor head injuries. The Government Health and Safety Officers as well as the relevant officers from the Bermuda Police Service are in attendance and are processing the scene.”

Update 3.05pm: Photos from the accident scene added below

industrial accident Bermuda May 2 2016

Update 4.19pm: The police have clarified that the industrial accident that took place today did not occur at Tucker’ Point Hotel as initially stated, but at a private home on Ship Hill, the property adjacent to Tucker’s Point. The above text has been amended to reflect that clarification.

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  1. jrsmith says:

    more and more workplace accidents going on. You only have one life take care of yourselves and think before you do something dangerous. No job is worth your health…..

  2. Rhonnda Oliver says:

    Hope it’s nothing serious and that he’ll recover quickly.

  3. Observer says:

    There seems to be an increase in industrial accidents involving scaffolding in the last 6 months to a year. What is thr Government Health and Safety office doing to reduce these incidents? Why hasn’t the government health and safety officer put out statistics or even a follow up report to say that it was investigated and what the issues were with the various incidents so that maybe when the next contractor goes to erect the scaffolding that another worker, friend, father, provider doesn’t get injured or even killed.