Sunday 21 January 2018

Young man critically ill after fall while working on roof

Philip Glasgow
Philip Glasgow

Cate McCurry

A prayer vigil is to be held for a young man who is fighting for his life in hospital after falling from a roof.

Philip Glasgow, who was involved in the accident while working last Thursday, remains in critical condition at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

The joiner, who is a past pupil of Cookstown High School and South West College, has won awards for his work and has been hailed a “role model” for young people. The Health and Safety Executive has confirmed that it is aware of the incident and that they have launched an investigation.

Keith Buchanan, Mid Ulster Assembly candidate for the DUP told the Mid Ulster Mail: “Thoughts and prayers are with Philip and his family following his serious accident.”

A number of well-wishers have taken to social media and urged people to pray for the young man who is thought to be aged in his 20s.

A prayer meeting has been organised for Philip at the Killycurragh Gospel Hall in Cookstown on Friday at 8pm.

A neighbour of the injured man appealed for people to attend the event.

The friend posted on social media: “Can I ask Facebook friends and family to pray for Philip Glasgow, our neighbour (who) had a work accident on Thursday and is critical in RVH Belfast at present.

“All we can do is pray for Philip and the family and leave them in God’s hands because He is in control.”

Many wished the joiner a full recovery.

A friend expressed her shock at the incident.

The post said: “I’ve just heard about this and I’m truly shocked and upset.

“I work for the colleges across Northern Ireland and met Philip most recently in the UK Skills Show Birmingham.

“A true ambassador, role model for young people, kind and wonderful individual,” the post added.

Belfast Telegraph

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