Man suffers head and shoulder injuries in work injury at construction site

A contractor at a London construction site has suffered head and shoulder injuries following an accident at work where he was crushed by machinery.  The man was taken to hospital.

It has been reported that the man was crushed by machinery during a tunnelling operation. A spokesman has refused to explain how the worker was injured and gave the statement ‘An incident took place at the Eade Road construction site in Harringay at approximately 6am today.

‘A contractor working at the site sustained non-life threatening injuries and received medical treatment. Our thoughts are with the contractor and we hope he has a prompt recovery. Health and safety is of paramount importance to us.’

Work was temporarily suspended at the site while the circumstances are investigated.

He added: ‘There is no problem with the tunnel structure, it was an accident. The structure of the tunnel is sound.’

Other tunnel workers were evacuated shortly after and The Health and Safety Executive are investigating the accident,

The site, a former Maynards sweet factory, is undergoing a tunnelling project as part of larger works.

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