Worker buried under mud on building site

Worker buried under mud on building site

Worker buried under mud on building site

First published in News

A MAN was left with serious injuries after an accident on a building site.

The victim, in his forties, was working on the foundations of a house in Crays Hill Road, Crays Hill, when a huge mound of mud collapsed on top of him.

He was dragged out by work colleagues, but suffered serious injuries to his pelvis and legs.

The air ambulance helped a crew of paramedics who had arrived by ambulance.

The man was taken to Basildon Hospital. His injuries are thought to be serious, but not life-threatening.

An ambulance spokesman said: “The man received injuries to his pelvis and legs when he became trapped.

“Land and air ambulance crews worked closely to treat, stabilise and immobilise the man before he was taken to Basildon Hospital for further treatment.”

The building site is in a residential street flanked by gated homes costing upwards of £700,000.

Neighbours told the Echo they heard the air ambulance, but did not see it land.

The accident happened at about about 1.20pm last Thursday. On Friday, nobody was working on the site.

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4:59pm Tue 22 Jul 14

the25man says...

He's a very lucky man.
The HSE will no doubt be looking into the matter.
Watch the bosses squirm
He's a very lucky man. The HSE will no doubt be looking into the matter. Watch the bosses squirm the25man
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10:18pm Tue 22 Jul 14

abd123 says...

If you are crushed and receive serious injuries you are not lucky, you are unlucky. If you win the lottery you are lucky.
If you are crushed and receive serious injuries you are not lucky, you are unlucky. If you win the lottery you are lucky. abd123
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2:46pm Wed 23 Jul 14

_Lotus_ says...

abd123 wrote:
If you are crushed and receive serious injuries you are not lucky, you are unlucky. If you win the lottery you are lucky.
No, what would have been unlucky is if he had not been rescued and had died, hence he is lucky.

It all depends on how you look at it really.
[quote][p][bold]abd123[/bold] wrote: If you are crushed and receive serious injuries you are not lucky, you are unlucky. If you win the lottery you are lucky.[/p][/quote]No, what would have been unlucky is if he had not been rescued and had died, hence he is lucky. It all depends on how you look at it really. _Lotus_
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