Tuesday 20 August 2019

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

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

David Kearns

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.

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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