Workman fighting for his life after fall at Stanmer Park

Posted On 30 Sep 2014 at 9:04 am

A workman has been airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after falling 15ft while working on a construction site next to Stanmer House this morning.

The fall happened shortly after 8.30am this morning, and Brighton and Hove News understands the injuries are life threatening.

A spokeswoman for the South East Coast Ambulance said: “We were called this morning at 8.29am to a building site near Stanmer House in Brighton. It was a builder who had fallen from a height and possibly through a ceiling.

“Three of our crew attended the man, who had suffered serious head injuries and required airway management.

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“The fire brigade was called to help extract the workman from the site to the waiting air ambulance.”

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “At 8.35am on Tuesday (30 September) emergency services were called to a construction site next to Stanmer House in Stanmer Park after a workman had fallen some 15 to 20 feet to the ground and had sustained a serious head injury.

“He has been taken by air ambulance to St George’s Hospital, Tooting. Police and the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) will be looking into the circumstances.”

A spokesman for the Health and Safety Executive said: “The HSE is aware of the incident and we have launched a joint investigation with Sussex Police.

“The police are leading the investigation and HSE officers are also at the site.”

 

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