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Ladder-fall worker is ‘critical’ in hospital

WORKER 'CRITICAL' ... police at the property in St Cuthbert's Avenue, Horsley Hill, after the accident.

WORKER 'CRITICAL' ... police at the property in St Cuthbert's Avenue, Horsley Hill, after the accident.

A 23-YEAR-old man who fell from a ladder while working on a house in South Tyneside remains in a ‘critical’ condition in hospital.

The man was part of a team from construction firm Gentoo who were working on the property in St Cuthbert’s Avenue, Horsley Hill, South Shields, when the incident happened on Wednesday afternoon.

He was flown to Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary by air ambulance, suffering from head injuries.

Police and the ambulance service attended the scene, and a full investigation into the fall has been launched by the Health and Safety Executive.

The work is being carried out on the properties on behalf of South Tyneside Homes as part of a roof replacement scheme, under the Decent Homes programme.

Both South Tyneside Homes and Gentoo have said they are working closely with the Health and Safety Executive as they carry out their investigations.

Police said they were called to St Cuthbert’s Avenue at 12.30pm after receiving a report that a man had fallen from a ladder at a property In the street.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “The man remains in a critical condition in hospital.”

 
 
 

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