Saturday 3 December 2016

Builder remains in hospital with 'serious head injury' after 12-feet fall

David Kearns

Published 30/11/2015 | 12:38

Trinity Street, Dublin (Photo: Google Maps)
Trinity Street, Dublin (Photo: Google Maps)

A builder remains in a serious but stable condition after falling some 12 feet while working on a construction site during yesterday’s high winds.

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The man in his 40s was working on Trinity Street in Dublin city when he fell.

He was knocked unconscious in the incident, which happened at around 1:20 pm, and was rushed to St James’ hospital after a member of the public spotted him lying on the pavement.

It is believed the man was cutting a concrete slab at the time of the fall.

His injuries are understood to be serious but non-life threatening.

A technical exam was carried out at a construction site and the Health and Safety Authority said that an investigation had been launched.

A number of units of Dublin Fire Brigade and Gardaí attended the scene, the HSA confirmed.

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