Air ambulance called after worker falls 60ft down lift shaft

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A construction worker was seriously injured when he fell down a lift shaft of a tower block under construction by  Balfour Beatty in the city center the indecent happened at 12.20pm on the site of the £42 million art, architecture and design faculty at De Montfort University Leicester.

 £42 million art, architecture and design faculty at De Montfort University Leicester
£42 million art, architecture and design faculty at De Montfort University Leicester

The worker is believed to have sustained serious injuries to his limbs the men’s co workers helped carry medical equipment from the air ambulance which landed on campus 200 yards away from the indecent.

The worker who was air lifted to hospital was believed to be stable and a fellow worker told the local paper

Leicester Mercury: ”The chap came past us on a stretcher and he was conscious. We couldn’t see his face because he had a neck brace on.

“Builders who come in said he had fallen three storeys down a lift shaft, but that he was talking afterwards.”

A Balfour Beatty spokesman commented: “There was an incident at our De Montfort University construction site this morning involving a subcontractor which resulted in an individual being taken to hospital.”

The construction project has been halted by the Health and Safety Executive so they and the police carry out a joint investigation into the incident a spokesman said“Work in the immediate vicinity of the incident has been stopped while investigations take place.While investigations are ongoing it would be inappropriate to comment further.”